Days after CSK reached Dubai for the IPL 2020, several members of the team have been tested positive for Covid-19, according to a report in the Times of India. The report comes as a major jolt before the beginning of the IPL 2020 which was moved to United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the rising number of cases in the sub-continent.
The situation in UAE is also troublesome as a lot of cases have been reported from the country. The country had recently recorded 10 percent surge in the number of Covid-19 cases. However, the names of the CSK members, have still not be cleared by the sources.
CSK were supposed to begin their training on Friday but now have been forced to return to quarantine. Sources told the Times of India, that players and support staffs, are among the members who have been tested positive with the deadly virus.
In other reports, India Today claimed that, twelve support staffs from the CSK franchise and one player has been tested positive with Covid-19. The report however mentioned that all the members are in a stable condition after they were diagnosed during the compulsory testing.
Meanwhile, after VIVO pulled out as the sponsors for IPL, Dream 11 bagged the deal for Rs.220 crore for four months. IPL will get underway from September 19 with the final being played on November 10. However, the final fixture for the lucrative tournament is still to be announced, with Mumbai Indians set to put their title on defense.
The schedule for IPL 2020 will be announced on Saturday. It is highly likely that CSK will play the opening fixture against defending champions Mumbai Indians on September 19.