IPL 2021: MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu arrive in Chennai for the training camp

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu arrive in Chennai for the training camp

MS Dhoni's team had their worst season last year where they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time.

MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu
MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings had their worst season ever last year. It was the first time since the inaugural season that they didn’t make it to the playoffs. It seems that CSK has started their preparation for the IPL 2021 quite early this time around to be prepared for the upcoming season. Captain MS Dhoni has arrived in Chennai to start his training for the IPL season, which is expected to start on April 10. 

Along with MS Dhoni, experienced batsman Ambati Rayudu has also arrived in Chennai to start his training. After finishing seventh last season, there are a few new faces, who have been added to the side as well. But, Dhoni and Rayudu seem to be the first players to arrive for the training camp organised by the franchise. 

Chennai Super Kings decided to upload a picture of Dhoni and Rayudu to inform their fans about the arrival of the star players in the city. The tweets were shared from the official Twitter accounts of the franchise. The tweets also revealed that Ambati was the first one to arrive from across the Tamil Nadu border. He was representing Andhra Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

BCCI still mulling over the venues for IPL 2021

Even though the training of CSK has begun, there is a little doubt over the schedule of the matches of the league, as it is not sure when it will come out. The 2021 edition is supposed to begin on April 10, but the schedule hasn’t been released as BCCI are still mulling over the venues for the league. Last year, the IPL was held in the United Arab Emirates. 

BCCI had revealed that they have shortlisted Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to host the matches, but there was some resistance shown by Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals regarding that. The franchises were allegedly disappointed for not having their home venues on the list, as it would give an advantage to the other teams. 

After the spike in cases of COVID-19 in Mumbai, the BCCI has adopted a wait and watch policy. There are restrictions from the Indian Government, but on top of that state governments has also revealed their norms during this time.