New Delhi: As many members of Chennai Super Kings have tested postive for COVID-19 in Dubai, however, the exact numbers are yet to confirmed.The members includes players as well as members of the support/coaching staff according to Cricbuzz.
As per the Standard Operating Procedures that need to be followed during the IPL, all persons associated with the tournament would undergo a test upon arrival in the UAE. This would be followed by tests on days 1, 3 and 5 of their quarantine period at the team hotel, and only after testing negative in all three would the players be allowed to train.
The team landed in Dubai on August 21 and upon completion of the mandatory six-day quarantine, were supposed to start training from Friday.
However, with the new development, they have extended their quarantine period and will only begin training from September 1. Some of the teams have already started training while the others are set to begin soon, with the exception of CSK.
The Super Kings, before their arrival in the UAE, had held a five-day training camp in Chennai. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla and Shardul Thakur were all part of the camp, as was bowling coach L Balaji. (UNI)