IPL 2020: At least 10 members of the Chennai Super Kings squad have tested positive for Covid-19; one India player among them.
The Super Kings landed in Dubai on August 21 and were expected to start training on Friday.
While reports say that as many as 10 members have tested positive for COVID-19, there has been no official confirmation about it either from CSK or the BCCI. According to a report in TOI, members had tested positive after they landed in Dubai, their base for IPL 2020. The names of the player or staff who tested positive for the dreaded virus are not yet known.
A source though said that CSK had taken all the necessary precautions upon reaching Dubai. “Even when football started in Europe, a few players had tested positive. So with eight IPL teams and over 1000 members, this was a possibility. This could have happened to any team. It is just unlucky that it has happened to CSK despite taking all kinds of precautions,” the source told TOI on Friday.
As per BCCI’s COVID-19 protocols, all teams would have to undergo a test at the airport upon landing in the UAE followed by three tests on days 1, 3 and 5 during the mandatory six-day quarantine at the team hotel.
Only after all test results come out negative the teams are allowed to start training.
Other teams have already started training. But before heading to the UAE, CSK had conducted a short training camp for the Indian players in Chennai.
The tournament begins on September 19.