After a few tough days, finally, there is some good news coming from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp. According to their CEO K.S. Viswanathan, all the members of the CSK contingent have tested negative for the novel coronavirus, ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
This means that all the 13 members who earlier tested positive for the virus, have now shown negative results. These members included two players: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar as well. However, they will continue to stay under the isolation period of a couple of more days, as all of them will have to undergo another test on September 3.
“Yes, all 13 members have tested negative for COVID-19. But they will have to undergo another test on Thursday, September 3. We are most likely to start training on Friday, September 4.
“Deepak and Ruturaj will complete their mandatory 14-day quarantine period and then join the training after two negative tests as per protocol,” Viswanathan told PTI.
‘CSK ready to play season opener, if required’
Viswanathan also went on to say that the Chennai-based franchise is ready to play the opening game of this edition, if required. Earlier, CSK was supposed to lock horns against the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener. But, as per recent media reports, Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore may replace last year’s runner-ups in the first match of IPL 2020.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League will kickstart in the coming few weeks. Three venues will host all the matches of this year’s IPL: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah.