IPL 2020: The 13th season of the Indian Premier League will begin from September 19 with a clash between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. But one of the most successful teams in the IPL is not taking the name of CSK’s problems. The second player of Chennai Super Kings Kovid-19 positive Rituraj Gaikwad will not be available for the team’s first IPL match.
According to reports, Gaikwad has completed his two-week quarantine and has no symptoms, but he still has to undergo his two mandatory Kovid-19 tests as per the IPL condition to join the team. Gaikwad can join the team only after the reports of both the tests are negative.
CSK CEO has demanded clearance from the BCCI in the case of Gaikwad. He said, “We are waiting for the BCCI to give us clearance on the issue of Gaekwad. It may take two more days to know when Gaikwad will return.” The CEO said that Gaikwad will remain in a separate isolation facility.
After coming to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 21 August, 13 people from Chennai were found to be Kovid-19 positive and were shifted from the team hotel to another location. Apart from Gaikwad, fast bowler Deepak Chahar had turned out to be Kovid-19 positive. Chahar had recovered and is ready to play the first match.
CSK stuck in trouble
Let us know that Chennai Super Kings have been facing difficulties since reaching Dubai. The team’s most successful batsman Suresh Raina has returned to India due to the threat of corona virus. Raina has separated himself from the entire season of IPL 13. CSK hoped that Gaekwad would replace Raina. But now their Kovid 19 Test is not coming negative.
Apart from this, another veteran player of the team, Harbhajan Singh, is not taking part in the 13th season due to personal reasons. CSK’s team has not yet demanded the replacement of both the players.
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