With just over a fortnight left for the IPL 2020 to begin, the cash-rich league has suffered a major setback as a CSK bowler along with several other members tested positive for COVID-19.
The development has forced CSK to extend the quarantine period till September 1. The entire squad and staff member of the CSK franchise will now go under fourth COVID-19 test.
“Yes, a right-arm medium fast bowler, who has recently played for India, along with a few staff members have tested positive for Covid-19,” a senior IPL source told PTI on conditions of anonymity. “As far as we know, one of the senior-most officials of the CSK management and his wife, and at least two members of their social media team are also Covid-19 positive.”
The Super Kings, before their arrival in the UAE, had held a five-day training camp in Chennai. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur were all part of the camp, as was bowling coach L Balaji.
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