Days after arriving in Dubai for the thirteenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), at least ten members of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have tested positive for COVID-19, media reports stated Friday (August 28).
Although the franchise has not disclosed the details yet, the infected members of MS Dhoni’s clan reportedly include India fast-pacer Deepak Chahar.
The safety protocols set by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) require players and support staff of all the teams to undergo a quarantine of six days upon reaching the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
It is also mandatory for each and every member to take a test for the novel coronavirus on the first, third and sixth day of their arrival.
However, owing to the unfortunate development, CSK will now need to extend the quarantine period and postpone the start of the training by at least two weeks.
Other than the Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) have arrived in the UAE.
IPL 2020 is scheduled to start from September 19.