Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar has fully recovered from COVID-19 and have started training after getting the necessary clearance from BCCI.
Chahar, who was back at the team’s bio-bubble on Wednesday after returning two negative tests and passed the BCCI’s cardiovascular tests and a subsequent COVID-19 test by the Board.
CSK CEO K.S. Viswanathan said, “Yes, it is a great piece of news to us. Chahar has done well for us in the past. The team is training hard and in good shape. We are looking forward to our first game.”
Viswanathan also dismissed rumours that CSK was eyeing England’s in-form Dawid Malan as a replacement for Suresh Raina. As Chennai Super Kings have the full quota of 8 overseas players, so there is no place for another foreign player.
“First we have our full quota of foreign players and cannot buy an extra player. Secondly, Raina is an Indian player and we, according to IPL rules, are not permitted to take a foreign player instead of him. All are available and none has pulled out so far,” he added.