Dubai: As many as approximately half a dozen of the Chennai Super Kings contingent including a player has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus, as per reports. This comes as a huge setback for the Men in Yellow who were supposed to start practicing here in the city from Friday.
Sources close to TOI have confirmed the news to the media house although the names of the players or staff have not been made official yet. It is being learnt that Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar is on the list alongside 12 others.
12 @ChennaiIPL support staff and may also include one player COVID positive. All are stable. Diagnosed during the compulsory testing. Wish them speedy recovery and proves imp of bio bubble. @IndiaToday
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) August 28, 2020
As a result of it, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have to extend their quarantine period for seven more days. CSK had reached Dubai on August 21st and were presently undergoing the mandatory quarantine period set by the IPL committee.
“Even when football started in Europe, a few players had tested positive. So with eight IPL teams and over 1000 members, this was a possibility. This could have happened to any team. It is just unlucky that it has happened to CSK despite taking all kinds of precautions,” the source was quoted as saying by TOI on Friday.