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Several members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent have examined positive for coronavirus, native media reported on Friday, dealing a blow to their preparations for the Indian Premier League beginning within the United Arab Emirates subsequent month.
“A right-arm medium fast bowler, who has recently played for India, along with a few staff members have tested positive for Covid-19,” a supply within the IPL was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India information company.
A administration official, his spouse and not less than two members of their social media team have additionally examined positive, the supply added.
A prime Chennai Super Kings (CSK) official didn’t instantly reply to a question from AFP.
The T20 event, initially scheduled to begin in March, was moved from India as a result of of the fast unfold of the coronavirus throughout the nation, the third worst-hit on the earth behind the US and Brazil
The Chennai franchise, led by former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, arrived in Dubai on 21 August and underwent the obligatory six-day quarantine as per IPL tips.
The Times of India stated the team will now must do one other week of quarantine following the newest growth, delaying their preparations for the eight-team contest.
The total CSK squad, together with help employees and officers, have been examined for the fourth time on Friday, the English-language day by day stated.
Players can solely begin coaching for the behind-closed-doorways event after passing the checks, and within the event bubble they are going to be barred from contact with anybody who hasn’t undergone the quarantine interval.
Three-time winners Chennai completed runners-up in final 12 months’s competitors after dropping to Mumbai Indians by a run.
The IPL is ready to start on 19 September with the finale on 10 November.