One member of CSK’s content team tests positive for coronavirus
The upcoming season of the Indian Premier League is less than a week away from going all guns blazing. The tournament kicks off with Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 9 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Ahead of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders player Nitish Rana had tested positive for coronavirus. Thankfully, the southpaw recovered in time and had already started training with his teammates. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals’ all-rounder Axar Patel had tested positive for coronavirus pandemic.
Axar Patel has been isolated from his teammates and is currently following the required protocols. Meanwhile, one of the CSK staff members had also tested positive for coronavirus.
“It is an official from the CSK content team. His tests came through today, following which he has been completely isolated from the rest of the squad.
It can be confirmed that he didn’t go anywhere near the players and support staff. So they are all safe and the team will continue to practice as usual today,” said a team source in the know of developments according to TOI.
In the 2020 edition of the IPL, CSK players including Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad had tested positive prior to the tournament in the United Arab Emirates. The source also added that no protocols were violated by any players or support staff this time around.
“There are no breaches and the team has been adhering to all the protocols strictly. It is unfortunate that a member of the content team got affected. But it has put the team on guard and they are taking all kinds of precautions,” said the source.
Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Delhi Capitals in the second match on April 10 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. CSK finished at the bottom of the points table in the last season.
The yellow army finished seventh in the points table with 6 wins and 8 defeats. They were at the bottom of the table most of the time but they managed to win their last 3 games to finish just above the bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals.