IPL Under Threat: After Deepak Chahar, another Chennai Super Kings player tests positive for COVID-19

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Chennai Super Kings have suffered another blow as after Deepak Chahar, one more player from their camp has tested positive for COVID-19. The name of the player has not been revealed yet. Earlier in the day, there were reports that Chahar had tested positive for COVID-19 and had isolated himself. 12 other members of CSK’s group are also in isolation.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that 13 personnel, including two players, have tested positive for COVID-19. While the BCCI did not confirm the names of the players, multiple reports have confirmed that Deepak Chahar is one of them.

The BCCI also revealed that a total of 1,988 tests were conducted from August 20 to 28. Apart from players and coaches, the members of BCCI’s staff, IPL, hotel and transport staff were also tested for COVID-19.

The members of the Yellow Army will only be allowed to train after the players and coaches test negative in the coming days. As many as six IPL franchises have kicked off the preparations for IPL 2020 while Sunrisers Hyderabad will start the preparations from Sunday.

In another update, CSK’s vice-captain Suresh Raina has pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons. He will be flying to India soon. CSK was the only team which had organised a camp back home before flying to UAE.

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