CSK batting coach Mike Hussey tests positive for coronavirus
Two days ago, three non-playing members of Chennai Super Kings tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic. CSK Chief Executive Officer Kasi Viswanathan, the club’s bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and the bus cleaner contracted the novel coronavirus.
Needless to say, in the second round of testing, CSK CEO returned a negative result while the other two members still tested positive. Meanwhile, CSK were hit by another big blow as their former player and current batting coach Michael Hussey tested positive for coronavirus.
The reports of Hussey came later on May 4. Nonetheless, the management is of the view that Hussey has produced a false Covid-19 test just like CSK CEO Viswanathan. In the same light, the former Australian left-handed batsman is being retested.
“Hussey tested positive. But his samples are being redone. Hopefully, the report will come negative,” a source told The Times of India.
Earlier, two players from KKR – Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, Delhi Capitals’ spinner Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha tested positive for covid-19. In the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the IPL bubble, the BCCI has postponed the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for an indefinite time.
It is also speculated that the BCCI is looking to resume the cash-rich IPL in the September window just before the ICC T20 World Cup. Nonetheless, there hasn’t been any official update regarding the same.
“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect,” the BCCI said in a release.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff, and the other participants involved in organizing the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health, and well-being of all the stakeholders in mind,” it added.