Corona pandemic has brought the world to a stand still. Even the sports are finding it difficult to organize despite strict measures. Considerably that the world is seeing a second wave at the moment meant BCCI is going to have tougher times ahead.
The news about two CSK players contracting corona ahead of IPL 2020 shook the cricketing world. However, the team management and board have taken strict measures to curb the spread of infection.
In the new turn of events, one of BCCI’s own senior medical officer was tested positive for COVID. It is indeed scary as medical officers are appointed to each team and they are responsible for corona testing and team’s well being.
Although sources confirmed the news, they also revealed that the officer has not been in contact with anyone. Also, the aforementioned officer is asymptomatic. Despite great measures by BCCI, it is looking increasingly tough as IPL 2020 looms closer.
“It is true, but there is no issue as he (senior medical officer) is asymptomatic and has been kept in isolation. He has not been in contact with anyone and possibly contracted it during his travel to the UAE.
“He is being monitored and should hopefully be fine in the next round of testing. We also have two people at the NCA who have tested positive and have been kept in isolation,” the sources said.
Chennai Super Kings Closer To Team Training
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings are inching closer to their first team training session in Dubai. After the news of 13 staff or cricketers contracting corona last week, the team was asked to undergo extended isolation.
All the remaining members in the team took another corona test on September 1. The team management shared the happy news on the negative results for all the players and staff.
The team will undergo a final corona test on September 3. If all of them get negative in the test, then they will enter bio bubble. September 5 is the latest that Chennai Super Kings can begin their IPL preparations.
On the other hand, Harbhajan Singh is yet to arrive at Dubai. The loss of Suresh Raina is also huge for the franchise ahead of IPL 2020. Chennai were initially scheduled to play the season opener. Due to the unprecedented events over the past week, it is highly unlikely to see them in the first match of IPL 2020.