Chennai Super Kings have suffered a major setback. The team’s star batsman Suresh Raina is out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Raina will return to India due to personal reasons and will not be able to play a single match for the team this season.
Chennai Super Kings released a statement from CEO Kashi Vishwanath on their official Twitter account saying, “Suresh Raina will return to India due to personal reasons and will not be present for the entire season of IPL. At this time, the entire team of Chennai Super Kings is with Suresh and his family. “
Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time.
– Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 29, 2020
Earlier on Friday, 12 members of the Chennai Super Kings were found to be corono positive, including an Indian player. According to reports, that player is fast bowler Deepak Chahar.
Let me tell you that Raina recently announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15 in association with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Three-time champion Chennai was one of the strongest contenders for the title this time. Raina’s exit could prove to be detrimental to Dhoni & Co.
Significantly, IPL 2020 is to be played in UAE from 19 September. However, its schedule has not been announced yet.