IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings’ Deepak Chahar can start training from Friday, says CEO Kasi Viswanathan
IPL 2020: Deepak Chahar recovers from Covid-19, to train with CSK squad from Friday
- Sep 13, 2020
Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar had tested positive for the coronavirus along with another player and 11 CSK staff members on August 28
Deepak Chahar has recovered from the coronavirus. (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDeepak Chahar has got the necessary BCCI clearance following his recovery from Covid-19On Wednesday, Chahar was back at the team's bio-bubble after returning two negative testsChahar had earlier tested positive for Covid-19 while being tested at the end of his six-day quarantine period
Fast bowler Deepak Chahar, who was the first player in IPL 2020 to have tested positive for the coronavirus, has now got the clearance from the BCCI to start training with the Chennai Super Kings, Friday onwards.
Deepak Chahar had tested positive for Covid-19 while being tested at the end of his six-day quarantine period, along with another player and 11 other CSK staff members.
This led to the quarantine period for the Chennai Super Kings getting extended by a few days, and they were finally the last franchise to be allowed to get on to the field on September 5 in UAE.
Chahar, who was back at the team's bio-bubble on Wednesday after returning two negative tests, had to undergo a cardio-vascular test as per BCCI protocol before he could hit the nets.
"He will start training from today. He has got necessary clearance from BCCI," CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told PTI. "The team is training hard and in good shape. We are looking forward to our first game."
Three-time champions Chennai Super Kings will be playing the defending champion Mumbai Indians in the IPL opener on September 19.
‘Opportunity for young players to rise’
Batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is the other player to have tested positive, after the team's arrival in Dubai, will be tested on Saturday.
Chennai Super Kings will also be playing IPL 2020 without two veteran players in the form of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh who have both pulled out of the tournament for personal reasons.
"We will miss our senior players but at the same time, it is an opportunity for others to stand up and prove themselves," Kasi Viswanathan said. "We are confident of doing the job well with what we have."
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