The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has suspended the team doctor Madhu Thottappillil over one of his tweets.
Madhu on Twitter wrote, ““Just curious if the coffins will come back with a ‘PM Cares’ sticker on them?”.
Subsequently, CSK suspended him and revealed it on their official Twitter handle.
CSK were scheduled to begin their IPL 2020 campaign against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium but the COVID-19 outburst has initially postponed it till April 14 and then for an indefinite time.
The Chennai Super Kings Management was not aware of the personal tweet of Dr. Madhu Thottappillil. He has been suspended from his position as the Team Doctor.— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) June 17, 2020
Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste.
MS Dhoni who leads CSK in the IPL also began his training at the Chepauk stadium with the team but had to end it after the lockdown was announced.
If the reports are to be believed, the IPL could begin from September 26. The cricketing events around the globe were either canceled or postponed but slowly the things are getting back on track. While West Indies have already reached England for a Test series, World T20 is still under consideration.
Though, India earlier canceled their tours to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
MI has been the most sucessful IPL team winning the tournament four times while CSK are the next with three title to their name. Kolkata Knight Riders have lifted it twice while Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers have won it once.