CSK players to take part in one-week training camp in Chennai

Written by Sumit Seth

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and the majority of Indian players who are part of Chennai Super Kings will take part in a one-week camp in Chennai before flying to UAE for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Indian players have been away from the game since March and are craving to hit the field.

Hence, the franchise decided to organise a camp and also got the state government’s approval. As per a report in The Times of India, the players will be assembling in the city on August 14 and will start the training from the next day. They are scheduled to fly for Dubai on August 21, the report adds.

CSK was the first team to organise a camp back in February-March but the franchise was forced to cancel it due to the coronavirus pandemic. They were also the first franchise which had planned to ferry the players to UAE. But the officials were forced to change their plans.

As per reports, CSK wanted its players to reach Dubai in the second week of the month but the BCCI has asked the franchises to leave the country after August 20.

Before landing in the UAE, the CSK players will take part in much-needed training sessions. The likes of Dhoni, Raina and others have resumed outdoor training but they haven’t played a competitive game for a long time.

Meanwhile, other franchises have also kicked off preparations for the league. Mumbai Indians players have started assembling in the city while Sunrisers Hyderabad officials are planning to take their players to UAE at the start of the fourth week.

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