After the positive COVID-19 test by two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players, Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier, there were reports that three members of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) namely Chief Executive Officer Kashi Vishwanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and bus cleaner. Has tested positive.
Chennai Super Kings have now informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that they do not want to play their next IPL match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium on Wednesday.
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According to a report in Indian Express, CSK informed BCCI that they would field only when all the air players who came in contact with CSK COVID-19 positive members tested themselves.
The official also said that he has requested the BCCI to resume its game against the Royals.
“The coach is asymptomatic. However, as per the BCCI’s COVID protocol, everyone who has come in contact with him will have to undergo a six-day quarantine. We cannot play our next match (against the Rajasthan Royals). The BCCI knows. A CSK official told The Indian Express that the test protocol and how many tests need to be negative before it goes negative. We have reported this to the BCCI.
If the game is rescheduled against RR, Chennai will play their next match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on 7 May.
Meanwhile, reports suggest that the BCCI is planning to shift the entire IPL caravan to Mumbai to avoid traveling amid the epidemic. If all goes well, it is assumed that the transfer may take place over the weekend.
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