CSK were set to kick off their pre-season camp on Friday for the upcoming IPL edition in the UAE. However, as per reports, the franchise has now delayed the camp as several members from the CSK contingent have tested positive for COVID-19.
As per reports,12 members of CSK support staff and one fast bowler reportedly tested positive for COVID-19. Twitter was flooded with tweets about the same as many people hoped for their speedy recovery. It’s a huge blow for CSK as well as IPL 2020, considering the scenario in which the tournament is being hosted.
Considering the COVID-19 situation across the globe, every IPL franchise was asked to stay in a bio-security bubble during their two-month IPL journey. All eight franchises have been staying in different hotels post their arrival in the UAE.
The BCCI is expected to release the full schedule at the end of August and CSK will have no option but to stay away from outdoor training until the situation subsides. The news certainly has raised questions over the feasibility of the much-awaited league.
Meanwhile, many fans and players expressed their excitement over the start of the T20I series between England and Pakistan. The Men in Green, led by run-machine Babar Azam, will be hoping to retaliate and clinch the T20I series. The first T20I between England and Pakistan is slated to start from August 28th at Old Trafford. Wishes also poured in for Sri Lanka speedster Lasith Malinga as he celebrated his 37th birthday.
1. Jos Buttler wishes luck to the England side
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) August 28, 2020
2. Lungi Ngidi sweats it out before IPL 2020
Final Prep….🦁🔥 pic.twitter.com/sOGTPaFxgE
— Lungi Ngidi (@NgidiLungi) August 28, 2020
3. Rohit Sharma excited to lead the Mumbai Paltan in IPL 2020
Paltan, get ready. pic.twitter.com/Nw3cQ76lB7
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 28, 2020
4. Pakistan Cricket shares ‘artist’ Babar Azam’s video
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) August 28, 2020
5. Jos Buttler shares his flying still while diving
— Jos Buttler (@josbuttler) August 28, 2020
6. Birthday wishes pour in for Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga
Happy Birthday Mali ayya 🎂🎂 Stay blessed 👍 pic.twitter.com/uNynlljpEQ
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉 𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) August 28, 2020
7. Kris Srikkanth reacts to CSK members testing COVID-19 positive
— Kris Srikkanth (@KrisSrikkanth) August 28, 2020
8. Aakash Chopra wishes for a speedy recovery of CSK members
10 members of #CSK (including an India player) found #COVID19 positive. Wish them all a speedy recovery but it does serve as a significant reminder of the times we are living in. The sanctity of the Bio-secure bubble can never be overstated. #IPL
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) August 28, 2020
9. Rajasthan Royals share training pictures
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) August 28, 2020
10. RP Singh extends birthday wishes to Lasith Malinga
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) August 28, 2020
11. David Hussey departs for IPL 2020
— David Hussey (@DavidHussey29) August 28, 2020
12. Yuvraj Singh passes birthday wishes to Lasith Malinga
Happy Birthday to the Lankan legend #LasithMalinga who is as consistent with his lethal yorkers as he is with the colour of his hair 🤪 Have a great day buddy, wishing you the very best 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/FQJLm1LAZj
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 28, 2020
13. Hardik Pandya extends birthday wishes to ‘legend’ Lasith Malinga
Mali ❤️ Happy birthday legend 🤗 Let's get to work soon 🔥 pic.twitter.com/lNZzaXdGaE
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) August 28, 2020
14. Harbhajan Singh shares a picture with Lasith Malinga
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) August 28, 2020
15. Kuldeep Yadav shares a selfie before the IPL 2020 extravaganza kicks off
Hello sunshine ☀️ pic.twitter.com/hOiC92QtYI
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) August 28, 2020
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