The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team suffered another major setback ahead of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team’s star cricket Suresh Raina has returned to India due to personal reasons and will not be able to play in the 13th season of IPL.
Suresh Raina reached Dubai with the rest of the team on 21 August. The official Twitter handle of Chennai Super Kings tweeted a statement from CSK CEO KS Vishwanathan, which wrote, ‘Suresh Raina has returned to India due to personal reasons. He will not be available for the rest of the IPL season. Raina and her family will get full support from CSK. Earlier, the quarantine period of the team has been extended due to a bowler from CSK’s team and some members of the support staff being found positive in the Kovid-19 Test. CSK’s team will now be quarantined till 1 September, while almost all the other franchise teams have started practice sessions.
The franchise team has not yet issued any formal statement, but an IPL source said the number of positive cases is between 10 and 12. A league source said that the results of all the positive tests of Kovid-19 came on the first, third and sixth days of the team’s arrival here. A senior IPL source said on condition of confidentiality, “Yes, apart from a right-arm medium pacer playing for India recently, some franchise members of the franchise have come out positive in the Kovid-19 investigation. This figure can be up to 12. ‘ He said, “As far as we have come to 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 Corona virus.”
BCCI also in panic
After this incident, the isolation period of Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team has been extended till 1 September. There is panic in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the incident, but it is understood that there is currently no threat to the league, which is being held in the UAE due to the Corona epidemic. Looking at the schedule of the last two years of the IPL, the first match is between the teams playing finals last year, according to which the league’s first match this year will be between CSK and champions Mumbai Indians. However, it is not yet clear whether CS will be ready for the first match to be held on September 19.
The challenge will be to find the people in contact
According to the BCCI’s SOP, anyone positive in the Kovid-19 test will have to remain in isolation for seven days. After this period, it will be allowed to enter the Bio Secure Environment only if it is negative in the investigation. No symptoms are found among the members found positive, but detection of those exposed to them will be a challenge as most are believed to be infected by the virus in Chennai, where a small training before Dubai departs The camp was organized. Only those found negative will be allowed to enter the bio bubble.
So is BCCI upset with CSK?
The league source said, “In Chennai, they all came negative in the RT-PCR test of Kovid-19. If they were positive, they would not have left for UAE from there. It is understood that the team will not be able to start practice from 1 September. He said, ‘I don’t think the team will be able to start practice from 1 September. It will take at least till September 5 to start the camp, ” he said. However, there is resentment in the BCCI’s corridors for organizing the team’s camp in Chennai. There are over four lakh cases of corona virus in Tamil Nadu. It is not yet known whether the BCCI will issue an official statement with the names of the players and staff members. Earlier, Rajasthan Royals’ fielding coach Dishant Yagnik was found to be Corona positive in India.