After the top batsman of team Chennai Super Kings shocked netizens with his return back to India and his sudden Indian Premier League 2020 withdrawal, is there any more to come from team Chennai Super Kings? CSK CEO on the franchise’s Twitter account made it official that Raina was heading back to India and he would be unavailable for the entire IPL 2020 season due to “personal reasons”.
Although Mr IPL, Suresh Raina has not yet given any official statement in this regard. This news has come as a shock for all Chennai Super Kings fans. ‘Chinna Thala’ i.e. Suresh Raina has his own history in IPL as he is the most capped player in IPL along with over 5000 runs in the tournament.
In our interaction with an insider from the franchise, it was revealed that over 13 people have been tested positive. The league source also revealed that these results came out during day 1,3 and 6 of testing after the players landed in Dubai. Out of the two players, one is India’s limited /overs cricketer and the other one is a T20 specialist seamer while the 11 others are support staff.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS FULL SQUAD UNDER QUARANTINE AND EXPERT SUPERVISION
All those affected in the team along with their close contacts have been found to be asymptomatic and have been isolated from the other team members. The absence of such players is going to act as a big blow for team Chenna Super Kings. It has also been observed that the foreign players are quite touchy and scared after BCCI announced the number of positive cases in the franchise. While it is not officially confirmed but as speculations have it, the spike in COVID-19 cases multiple players in the team are planning for a withdrawal.
During this tough time, in case any player is not 100 per cent confident or sure and has other personal priorities, so the team should respect the same. We believe that team Chennai Super Kings is no different and at this point of time. Health should be the top priority.
Although this high profile event i.e. the Indian Premier League 2020 is not under any threat as of now. But 13 cases coming from only one franchise makes it a “COVID-19 hotspot”. Is it going to become a big issue for other teams also as well as players? Isn’t it high time that BCCI should take a call? Along with physical health, the mental health of players should also be taken care of.