Rituraj Gaikwad, the second-seeded Chennai Super Kings Kovid-19 positive, will not be available for the team’s first IPL match. According to an ESPNcricinfo report, Gaikwad has completed his two-week quarantine and has no symptoms, but he still has to undergo two of his mandatory Kovid-19 tests as per the IPL condition to join the team. .
“We are waiting for the BCCI to give us clearance on the issue of Gaekwad. It may take two more days to know when Gaikwad will return,” the website quoted Kashi Vishwanathan, Chennai Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “
Vishwanathan said that Gaikwad will remain in a separate isolation facility.
On 21 August, 13 people from Chennai were found Kovid-19 positive after arriving in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and were shifted from the team hotel to another location.
Apart from Gaikwad, fast bowler Deepak Chahar had turned out to be Kovid-19 positive. Chahar had recovered and is set to play the first match.
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