In the midst of the Corona crisis, preparations have begun for the IPL 2020 to be held in the UAE. All the teams have reached Dubai along with their respective players. However, a total of 13 individuals, including two players from Chennai Super Kings, are tested infected from Coronavirus. After the news surfaced, doubts have been raised that the tournament might not start as scheduled because of health issues. Now BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has put forth his point in this matter. Speaking to a news website, he said, “It is yet to de decided whether the three-time champion CSK can start IPL 2020 as per schedule.”
Ganguly said, ‘I cannot comment on CSK‘s position. We will see if they can start as per schedule. I hope the IPL will be well organized. We have a long schedule for the tournament and I sincerely hope that everything goes well. The IPL has already been postponed due to the threat of COVID19. The decision was made to take the tournament to UAE and organize it under strict health regulations. With just 20 days left for the tournament to begin, the schedule of matches is yet to be released by the BCCI. A month ago, the BCCI had announced that the IPL will be held between September 19 and November 10.
This isn’t the only setback for Chennai Super Kings. Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has left IPL season 13 and returned home to India. Family reasons were being cited as the reason behind his return. The family of Ashok Kumar, a relative of Raina, was attacked by some unknown people. In which Ashok Kumar died and the rest of the family are said to be seriously injured. The incident is reported to be on the night of 19 August. Raina’s relative’s family was attacked in Tharayal village of Pathankot, Punjab. Raina’s relative Ashok Kumar was a contractor by profession. Three other people of the family have also been attacked who are all undergoing treatment in a civil hospital. Raina has returned from the UAE after the attack on almost all the relatives of his family. Because of which he has also been out of IPL this season.