Chennai: The team of former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is leaving for Dubai on Friday. But the CSK star spinner Harbhajan Singh will not accompany the team due to his mother's illness. It is expected that Bhajji will join the team after two weeks. As you know that, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will start in the UAE from 19 September. The final of this popular T20 cricket league will be held on 10 November.
According to reports, 40-year-old off-spinner has informed the franchisee that his mother is ill and due to this he will not be able to accompany the team. The off-spinner is expected to join the team after two weeks. Bajji was not part of the Chennai Super Kings' five-day Chennai camp. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja and fast bowler Shardul Thakur also did not practice with the team. Thakur joined the team on Wednesday, while Jadeja is expected to join the team on Thursday.
The Chennai Super Kings camp ended on Thursday. It is reported that captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni appeared quite satisfied with the preparations of the team at MA Chidambaram Stadium. The Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) had prepared two pitches for the team and Dhoni. The first is of red clay and the second is of clay. It is reported that Dhoni and the team were quite impressed with these wickets.
Meanwhile, the results of the Covid-19 Test of Chennai Super Kings players have come negative. This test was done on Tuesday. Before the team left for the UAE on Friday, it was the second level Test for the players.