IPL 2020: CSK CEO says KM Asif did not break Bio-Bubble protocols

Amid reports about CSK pacer KM Asif breaking COVID-19 protocols, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has rubbished these claims.

KM Asif

Contrary to earlier reports of Chennai Super Kings paced KM Asif breaking the bio-bubble protocols in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has stated that the reports are false. Reports earlier in the day had stated that Asif had misplaced his hotel room key and hence unintentionally broke protocols to go to the reception and ask for a replacement key.

He didn’t break the bubble: CSK CEO

Viswanathan however, has stated that Asif had not gone to the reception but to a separate area in the lobby where staff were tested for COVID-19.

“I don’t know if facts have been checked because while there is a reception in the lobby, the staff attending to the CSK unit is different. Asif obviously would not go and speak to the general staff. The boys know that there is a dedicated team working with the players. The fact he lost the key and went and asked for a replacement is true. But he didn’t go to the regular staff working and went to the designated desk. The matter has been blown out of proportion and facts need to be kept in mind,” Viswanathan told ANI.

“We all know the gravity of the situation and how the coronavirus is deadly. In fact, I myself have not entered the floors where the players and support staff are staying. Their bubble is different from the bubble created for the officials.

“We are taking as much precautions as humanly possible. The players have undergone 14 tests so far and Asif too has been part of them and he is negative. Now, we cannot ask every staff member in the hotel to be a part of the bubble, but let me inform you that they are all being regularly tested,” he added.

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