Chennai Super Kings are suffering setbacks after setbacks, first 13 members of the CSK tested positive including two players Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Later Suresh Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 due to personal reasons.
After all these, the quarantine period for Chennai Super Kings has been extended by a week with all the players required to test negative for coronavirus twice before resuming training.
It was speculated that the opening match of the IPL 2020 will be played between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on September 19 in UAE. But after multiple setbacks for Chennai Super Kings, sources in BCCI said that the CSK might miss the opening game.
“They will now not be in a position to contest the opening game of the IPL 2020. We will give CSK few more days to come out of this setback,” a BCCI official said.
Delay in the announcement of IPL 2020 schedule
With only 20 days left for the tournament to start but the schedule have not yet released but reports suggested that it was to be released on Saturday. But according to BCCI sources, with latest development there will be a further delay in the announcement of the schedule.
“Adequate measures are in place to tackle the situation and there is no immediate threat to the tournament. But the announcement of fixtures has been delayed because of this development,” a top BCCI source told TOI.