Laxmipathy Balaji
Laxmipathy Balaji (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: May 3rd, 2021 at 07:28 pm

In what comes as another jolt to the Indian Premier League, three members of the Chennai Super Kings [CSK] returned positive for Covid on Monday.

The development comes after the Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore fixture scheduled for Monday night, was postponed after two KKR players- Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier- tested positive for Covid.

CSK Players
CSK Players (Image Credit: Twitter)

According to a report published in Sportstar, the three members of CSK that have returned positive for Covid are CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and a member of the logistics team.

The franchise is now awaiting the results of the second RT-PCR test to ensure that the earlier one was not a false report.

“CEO K. S. Viswanathan, bowling coach L. Balaji and a member of the team hotel attached to CSK have tested positive. The rapid antigen showed negative results but the RTPCR tests came positive. But the symptoms are mild. We have asked for a retest,” a CSK source was quoted as saying by Sportstar.

An insider, according to Sporstar, has revealed that the team’s training session has been canceled.

If the trio returns positive in the second RT-PCR test, then they will have to go into a 10-day quarantine, post which they’ll require further tests to return to the bubble.

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