IPL 2020 begins on 19th September in the UAE. Preparations for the much-awaited tournament have started in Dubai. Teams have reached there and are having multiple practice sessions.
However, coronavirus has affected the CSK side as recently, 2 players from the CSK camp have picked up the virus. All the affected persons are isolating themselves before the tournament kicks off. Also, the franchise’s key player, Suresh Raina has also left the tour in between citing personal reasons.
But even amidst problems, Chennai Super Kings has announced the arrival of players like Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi.
Chennai Super Kings announce the arrival of South African pair on Twitter
Chennai Super Kings took to twitter and wrote,”Early morning glories from the Rainbow Nation! #StartTheWhistles #HomeSweetDen”.
Faf du Plessis could be a replacement to CSK vice-captain Suresh Raina. However, they will have to balance the squad as only 4 overseas players allowed. CSK will look to strengthen the bowling department with the arrival of Lungi Ngidi.
The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has laid down a strict protocol for the health and safety of everyone. This states that players will have to quarantine themselves in their hotel room for the next 6 days. Faf and Ngidi are likely to start preparatory camp after 6 days of isolation.
The tournament will be played in 3 venues Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. BCCI will soon release the schedule for the tournament.