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IPL 2020: 11 staff members and fast bowler of CSK tests COVID Positive

  • The first match of the Indian Premier League will be played on 19 September, but the BCCI has not released the schedule yet.

Indian Premier League to start next month in UAE. There is a piece of disappointing news coming before the mandatory quarantine time of the players who arrived here. According to sources, Team India’s fast bowler found positive is a member of the current ODI Team India.

At the same time, some members of the staff have been found corona positive. And due to this, now the franchise has extended its quarantine period till 1 September. The league’s source said that the results of the first, third and sixth days of the Corona Test held in the Quarantine period have come.

Let us know that the first match of IPL will be played on September 19, but the BCCI has not released the schedule yet. According to sources, although it is not clear how many people associated with the Chennai team have come test positive, but the number of such members can be around ten.

A senior IPL source said on condition of confidentiality, “Yes, Recently, a right-arm medium pacer, who played for India, besides COVID-19, some associate members of the franchise, have come out positive in the investigation. This figure can be up to 12. As far as we know, apart from senior officials associated with CSK management and his wife, at least two members of the franchise’s social media team are also vulnerable to the coronavirus.

According to BCCI’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), anyone who is positive in the COVID-19 investigation will have to remain in isolation for an additional seven days.

A few days ago, the entire team of Chennai reached UAE with full enthusiasm and after Dhoni joined, the atmosphere of the team was very happy and energetic. All the players have been in quarantine since arriving here. All the players are following strict rules of protocol.

Despite this, the coming of some such news is a matter of concern for the BCCI, the question also arises as to whether the IPL will be able to start in such an environment. And even if it is started, will it be organized successfully.

Let us know that CSK, Royal Challengers and defending champions Mumbai Indians reached UAE on 21 August. A short-term camp of Chennai players was also held before coming to the UAE. And it was the only team to do so. Under the IPL protocol, the players and staff members were to have the corona test on the first, third and sixth days after reaching UAE.

According to the rules, players will be allowed to participate in the training session only after coming negative in all three tests. However, this news is a major setback for Chennai Super Kings as some teams have already started practicing.