IPL 2020: With less than three weeks to go for the start of the Indian Premier League, a Chennai Super Kings player and 12 support staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.
“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 happened to CSK despite taking all kinds of precautions,” the source said.
Multiple members of Chennai Super Kings have tested positive for COVID-19, although the exact numbers are to be confirmed. Cricbuzz understands that it includes one India player as well as members of the support/coaching staff.
The team landed in Dubai on August 21 and upon completion of the mandatory six-day quarantine, were supposed to start training from Friday (August 28). However, with the new development, they have extended their quarantine period. Some of the teams have already started training while the others are set to begin soon, with the exception of CSK.