The thirteen members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise team have tested negative for COVID-19. India pace bowler Deepak Chahar and India A batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad had tested positive for the disease earlier but they have now tested negative.
“Yes, all 13 members have tested negative for COVID-19. They will have to undergo another test on Thursday, September 3. We are likely to start training on Friday, September 4,” Viswanathan said from Dubai where the team is based right now.
“Deepak and Ruturaj will complete their 14-day quarantine and then join training after two negative tests as per protocol,” he added.
CSK suffered a major setback when thirteen members of the side had tested positive for coronavirus while former India batsman Suresh Raina had pulled out of the tournament citing “personal reasons”.
Raina’s uncle’s family were attacked at their Pathankot residence. While his uncle and one of his cousins passed away, Raina’s aunt’s condition is still critical.
It was being speculated that Raina had left the tournament after a rift due to the hotel room but the left-handed batsman on Tuesday made a tweet mentioning about the brutal attack on his family.
The IPL is set to begin from September 19 but the exact schedule is yet to be announced.