Indian Premier League 2020 is just a couple of weeks away and is already in a lot of troubles. With 13 individuals of CSK players and staff tested positive with COVID19 earlier, the tournament was under question mark and now one more person, a member from the medical team of CSK has also got himself infected. He is kept isolated for now and is under treatment. The tournament is set to begin from 19 Sep in UAE and MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings has not touched the ground for practice sessions yet. With Suresh Raina facing personal issues and returning back to India and now the team staff getting infected with the virus, CSK’s troubles are growing exponentially.
Not just the CSK, bad news has been surfaced from the Mumbai Indian Team as well. Veteran Srilankan pacer Lasith Malinga will not be a part of the team in IPL 2020. The news has been shared by the Mumbai Indian’s official Twitter handle. In a media release, Mumbai Indians official said, “Lasith Malinga has requested to be unavailable this season for personal reasons and he wants to stay with his family in Sri Lanka.” Pattinson will join the Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi later this week. Malinga has been an important bowler for the Mumbai team and played an important role in the team’s campaign over the years. Team owner Akash Ambani welcomed Pattinson and gave his support to Malinga.”
According to the schedule, CSK had to start practice from September 01, but due to the Corona cases in the team, the quarantine period of the players has been extended. On Tuesday, CSK Chief Executive Kashi Vishwanathan said that except for the 13 infected members, the rest of the team is safe and is tested negative. The team is likely to start practice sessions from 04 September.
Troubles with the IPL 2020 tournament are accelerating rapidly. On Wednesday, 723 new COVID19 cases were reported in the UAE. This is the only reason why the BCCI has not yet released the schedule of the tournament yet. At the same time, the board is also busy signing new sponsors. Although the BCCI has announced to spend Rs 10 crore to get world-class facilities for COVID Tests, the teams are still not showing a responsible attitude. On Wednesday, players of Kings XI Punjab gathered and were seen training along the beach, on which questions were raised by the media. Obviously, the teams will have to make more strict rules regarding the training protocol. Fans are only hoping for the best.