With the 14th version of the Indian Premier League postponed, gamers have been heading house. But sadly for somebody like Chennai Super Kings batting coach Michael Hussey, he can have to wait for a COVID-19 damaging consequence earlier than he can leave the nation. And this is the reason the franchise has flown him from Delhi to Chennai in an air ambulance.
Speaking to ANI, a senior CSK official stated that each Hussey and bowling coach L Balaji have been flown into Chennai to guarantee higher management over the state of affairs. The official went on to verify that skipper MS Dhoni will likely be leaving for Ranchi in the afternoon.
“See, now we have higher contacts in Chennai, so it was determined to fly each Hussey and Balaji into Chennai in an air ambulance to be certain that if the necessity arises, now we have the amenities prepared. Fortunately, they don’t have any signs and each are doing fantastic. But sure, Hussey has to wait to get a damaging report earlier than he can leave India. We will organize a constitution when he’s protected to fly,” the official defined.
“As for MS, he’s heading house in the afternoon in a constitution now we have organized which will likely be a hopping flight. It will head from Delhi to Ranchi and from there to Hyderabad. MS was clear that he needed to wait until everybody left and solely then he would leave the bubble we created in Delhi.”
Asked about the remainder of the overseas gamers, the official stated that charters have been organized and there’s no query of holding them ready.
“The security of the gamers is a precedence and we deliberate constitution planes for all of them. We need them protected and residential as quickly as attainable.”
In reality, the security of each particular person concerned in the IPL was one of many main causes for the BCCI and the IPL Governing Council to unanimously determine on the postponement of the league on Tuesday.
“The BCCI and the IPL GC have unanimously determined to postpone the 2021 season until additional discover. We do not want to compromise the security of the gamers, the individuals concerned, the staff, the groundsmen, the match officers, each single particular person concerned,” Jay Shah stated.
On Tuesday, SunRisers Hyderabad wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha examined optimistic after there have been COVID-19 instances in two franchises on Monday. While two of the members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) contingent examined optimistic, two Kolkata Knight Riders gamers examined optimistic — Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier — forcing the BCCI to postpone the KKR-RCB sport in Ahmedabad.
With Saha testing optimistic, the sport on Tuesday night between SRH and defending champions Mumbai Indians additionally wanted to be postponed. This made issues worse as the sport between RCB and KKR had already been postponed and the sport between CSK and Rajasthan Royals was additionally set to be known as off because the Chennai unit was in strict quarantine. This lastly noticed the BCCI postpone the IPL.