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IPL 2021: CSK vs RR likely to be postponed as Chennai squad moves to hard quarantine

Written by Rohit Pawar

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are unlikely to play their next match against Rajasthan Royal (RR) which is scheduled on Wednesday as the entire CSK squad moves into six-day hard quarantine after the Covid-19 crisis hit IPL 2021. The CSK squad is currently stationed in Delhi and had to cancel their practice session after the news of the positive results broke out.

Also, except bowling coach L Balaji and the bus cleaner everyone else tested negative on Tuesday which means CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan is now Covid-19 negative. Notably, Chennai’s bowling coach Balaji was sitting with the players in the dugout during their previous match against Mumbai Indians on May 1.

Meanwhile, BCCI is reportedly planning to shift the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to Mumbai as the Covid-19 crisis deepens over the league. The move is being contemplated after the emergence of COVID-19 positive cases within IPL bio-bubbles in Ahmedabad and Delhi.

Mumbai can host IPL 2021 matches in three stadiums – Wankhede, DY Patil and Brabourne. While the Wankhede Stadium hosted ten matches during the first half of IPL 2021, the other two venues were used for training purposes.

Notably, Monday’s IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was rescheduled after the positive Covid-19 cases. KKR have gone into hard quarantine with Sandeep and Varun isolation under the supervision of the health experts in the team.

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