Suresh Raina, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar land in Chennai for IPL 2020 camp
The Tamil Nadu government has permitted the Super Kings to organise a short camp from August 15 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Updated - Aug 14, 2020 12:46 pm
Preparations are in full flow ahead of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament is scheduled to get underway on September, and the eight franchises, along with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), is leaving no stones unturned to take safety measures. It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has kept one and all on their toes.
In the meantime, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are all set for their preparatory camp in Chennai. The team, captained by MS Dhoni, are the three-time champions and a lot will be expected of them from the tournament to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Suresh Raina, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla and Deepak Chahar have already landed in Chennai for the journey.
The Tamil Nadu government has permitted the Super Kings to organise a short camp from August 15 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, also known as the Chepauk. Raina, who has been a part of the Super Kings for 10 seasons since 2008, expressed his gratitude towards Vistara, an Indian full-service airline, for carrying them in the pandemic situation.
The southpaw uploaded a picture where the players can be seen posing with the Vistara staff. He captioned the picture and wrote, “Thank you so much @vistara for taking us to Chennai!!!”
Here’s Suresh Raina’s tweet
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MS Dhoni tests negative for COVID-19
On Wednesday, August 12, Dhoni underwent the COVID-19 tests, but has been tested negative for the same. He is also set to join the Yellow Army for the preparatory camp. He was tested at his home in Ranchi and the sample was then taken to the micro praxis lab at Guru Nanak Hospital.
After as many as 14 months, the 39-year-old is set to make his return to competitive cricket. He last played in the 2019 World Cup semi-final where Martin Guptill ran him out with a direct hit. The fans must be fastening their seat belts to see one of India’s greatest captains return to the field.
Dhoni already has three IPL titles and two Champions League T20 titles to his name. Apart from his leadership qualities, Dhoni has also impressed one and all with the keeping gloves as well as with the bat in hand.