Three-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, is one of the four franchises that was hit by Covid positive cases before the 14th season of the cash-rich league was finally suspended.
After Kolkata Knight Riders’ duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier tested positive for the Wuhan virus, it emerged that Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and one bus driver have tested positive.
While Viswanantan returned negative after the second test, Balaji and the bus driver once again testes positive for the deadly contagion.
Things didn’t stop there. On a day when the IPL was suspended by the BCCI, former Australian batsman and batting coach of the Chennai Super Kings, Mike Hussey, also tested Covid positive.
Hussey went for a retest where it was confirmed that the Australian has indeed contracted the virus.
And, so, while the Australian contingent- players, support staff, and commentators- have flown to the Maldives on a chartered flight arranged by the BCCI, Hussey will have to complete all the necessary protocols before he flies back home.
Hussey is currently under the care of his franchise, Chennai Super Kings, and if a report published by PTI is to be believed, CSK has flown both Mike Hussey and Laxmipathy Balaji to Chennai via air ambulance.
A CSK official confirmed the development to PTI where he said-
”We decided to bring Hussey and Balaji to Chennai by an air ambulance as we have better contacts here and wanted to ensure better medical facilities in case of any need.”