The shocking news of more than dozen Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad members testing Covid-19 positive. IPL franchise to extend its quarantine period in Dubai and causing upheaval ahead of the event starting September 19.
“We are in a complete state of shock and very scared. We took every possible precaution and followed the guidelines to hilt, still virus has stuck the team”, said the CSK squad member.
CSK Player Deepak Chahar has been identified as the player to have contracted the virus. The development means that everyone in the franchise has to undergo self-isolation for a few more days.
TamilNadu has recorded more than 4 lakh cases so far. While CSK had taken necessary government permissions before going ahead with the camp in Chennai. The fact that the location of the camp – the Chepauk stadium – falls under a hotspot, cannot be ignored.
Another new is Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL 2020 season.
Now all the players and staff members will be closely monitored for 5 days. Deepak Chahar and the staffers who were tested positive will be in isolation for 14 days. The close contacts of those infected will be tested again in a few days before being allowed to begin training sessions.
Next Step will be all those tested positive will be kept away from the team. Only after they are tested negative in two consecutive tests, would they be allowed to join the team members in the bio-secure facility.