IPL 2021: A member of Chennai Super Kings’ content team tests positive for COVID-19
The source revealed that all the players and coaching staff are safe for now.
Updated - Apr 3, 2021 5:39 pm
The Chennai Super Kings have faced a huge worry ahead of the start of the IPL 2021. One of the members of the content team was tested positive with coronavirus on Saturday. Luckily, it has been confirmed that none of the team members, coaching staff, or players have been affected by the virus.
The MS Dhoni-led team will play their opening match of the tournament in Mumbai. Their first match is against the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium on April 10. Unfortunately, the Capitals’ all-rounder Axar Patel was also tested positive with COVID-19 on Saturday.
A source of the CSK franchise has revealed an official of their content team was tested positive with COVID-19. He also revealed that the member was isolated and had not come in contact with any of the players. Most of their stars have joined the team and if something happens to any of them, then there could be a major breach in the biosafety environment built by BCCI.
COVID contracted member didn’t come in contact with players
“It is an official from the CSK content team. His tests came through today, following which he has been completely isolated from the rest of the squad. It can be confirmed that he didn’t go anywhere near the players and support staff. So they are all safe, and the team will continue to practice as usual today,” a CSK source was quoted saying by the Times of India.
The source also confirmed that all the protocols have been followed strictly to ensure the safety of the players. “There are no breaches, and the team has been adhering to all the protocols strictly. It is unfortunate that a member of the content team got affected. But it has put the team on guard, and they are taking all kinds of precautions,” the source confirmed.
Ahead of the 2020 edition of the IPL in the UAE, some of the CSK players had a COVID-19 scare. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar were tested positive but managed to recover in time to take part in the league. The 2021 pre-season has been kind so far, but even with the growing cases across the country, the IPL doesn’t seem to be at a risk for now.