Dubai: All members of CSK camp have tested negative in the first of the two additional tests, conducted on Monday.The second will take place on September 3.
Chennai Super Kings are set to start training for IPL 2020 from September 4. This date is subject to the squad clearing two additional Covid-19 tests, made mandatory by the IPL after 13 members of their contingent - including two Indian players - tested positive last week.
Those 13 personnel who had tested positive will undergo two fresh tests only after their mandatory two-week quarantine.
"We will start [training] by September 4. We have another test on September 3," Kasi Viswanathan, the Super Kings CEO, told ESPNcricinfo.
The CEO said since Super Kings were the only team to have positive test results, the IPL had "increased" the number of tests to five, which is two more than the number carried out by the other seven franchises.
As per the IPL's Covid-19 testing protocols, all participants in the tournament have to carry out three tests upon landing in the UAE: on days one (landing), three and six. If all three tests come back negative, the teams can start training.
Viswanathan also said that the two players who tested positive last week are expected to start training once they have cleared the mandatory testing process laid out by the IPL. He said that Super Kings would be ready to play the tournament opener on September 19, if required.(UNI)