IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings players test negative for COVID-19, might play season opener against Mumbai Indians

Chennai Super Kings might play against Mumbai Indians in the season opener on September 19.

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Barring 13 members, all CSKians have tested negative for COVID-19

The good news continues to come from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp as all their players and other members, have again tested negative for the novel coronavirus. A few days ago, all these members underwent their first test where they showed negative results too.

Soon after the Chennai-based franchise landed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), distressful news started coming from their camp. Firstly, 12 of their members tested positive for COVID-19, which also included one player’s name, Deepak Chahar. Following this, their domestic batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad also showed positive results for this dreaded virus. This resulted in a total of 13 positive cases from a single camp of the CSK side.

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As per recent updates, barring those 13 members, rest all the members of the three-time champion side have tested COVID-19 negative. CSK now is also most likely to begin their training anytime soon. Their side didn’t train in the UAE for even a single day, after finding coronavirus cases in their camp. The quarantine period for the side was also extended by a week more. 

CSK might play the opening match

Fans might get to see an MI-CSk clash as the season opener

According to a report published in The Times of India, Chennai Super Kings have made themselves available to play the season opener of IPL 2020. The side was earlier meant to play the opening game against the Mumbai Indians, but after the COVID-19 incident, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) started looking for an alternative (as per reports). 

The apex board was looking to schedule the opening game of this year’s between MI and Royal Challengers Bangalore or Sunrisers Hyderabad. But now, CSK has stated that they never asked for the postponement of their opening match.

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