Meanwhile, the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) has postponed the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) indefinitely.
On Monday, May 3, three members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp, including CEO Kasi Viswanathan, bowling coach L Balaji and the bus cleaner, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. However, in another round of testing, Kasi Viswanathan returned a negative result while the other two tested positive.
CSK is hit hard again as we now learn that their batting coach Michael Hussey has tested positive for Covid-19. Hussey’s reports arrived later on Tuesday. However, management is hoping that Hussey produced a mock Covid-19 test, as did Viswanathan. Similarly, the batting coach is being tested.
“Hussey has tested positive. But his samples are being redesigned. Hopefully the report turns negative, ”a source told The Times of India.
BCCI postpones IPL 2021
Meanwhile, the Cricket Control Board of India (BCCI) postponed the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) indefinitely due to the increase in the number of coronavirus cases among players and support staff. The fear of Covid-19 started during IPL 2021 with two Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players, including Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrior, testing positive.
Adding to the misery on Tuesday Sunrisers Hyderbad Wicket-batter keeper Wriddhiman Saha and Delhi (DC) Capitals spinner Amit Mishra also had positive results. This potentially meant a breach in the bio-bubble with up to four teams, including SRH, DC, KKR and CSK, in isolation.
Thus, the BCCI decided to postpone the tournament rather than risk the safety of the other players and members involved. Meanwhile, it is speculated that the Indian Board of Directors may host the T20 Championship in the September window just before the ICC T20 World Cup.
The Indian Premier League Board of Directors (IPL GC) and the Cricket Control Council of India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting unanimously decided to postpone the IPL season 2021, with effect immediate, “BCCI said in a statement.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of players, support staff and other participants involved in the organization of the IPL. This decision was taken with the safety, health and well-being of all stakeholders in mind, ”he added.