IPL 2020: Josh Hazlewood says Chennai Super Kings’ coronavirus scenarios a ‘little bit of a concern’


Australia quick bowler Josh Hazlewood stated he is definitely a ‘little bit’ concerned about reviews of favourable novel coronavirus scenarios in the Chennai Super Kings get together in the UAE in the lead up to Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

13 members of the Chennai Super Kings, like two gamers, examined favourable for Covid-19 all through the six-day quarantine time period immediately after the teams arrived in the UAE. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated the impacted personnel as very well as their shut contacts had been asymptomatic and isolated from other group members.

The favourable scenarios in the CSK camp have come as a large setback to the team’s preparations as they are the only group that has not hit the nets in the UAE. CSK gamers and the help employees have extended their quarantine time period in Dubai and are probably to get started education only in the very first week of September.

Vice-captain Suresh Raina’s choice to pull out of IPL 2020 has provided increase to speculations even as CSK maintained they totally respect the batting star’s choice to miss the tournament due to ‘personal reasons’.

“We have a group WhatsApp with all the information and facts that comes by means of, it really is definitely a very little bit of a concern,” Hazlewood stated, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo.

“Ideally you’d have no scenarios, they are in quarantine now and I assume that finishes up in the following number of days. All my target is on this tour at the second and when the IPL comes closer we’ll assume about that.”

Hazlewood, who was purchased for his base selling price of Rs two crore by CSK in the IPL 2020 auction, is at this time with the Australian side in England for their restricted-overs tour, which will be played from September four to sixteen.

Though Hazlewood is searching forward to his maiden stint with the MS Dhoni-led franchise, the Australian pacer believes he and his IPL-bound teammates will go over with Cricket Australia if far more favourable Covid-19 scenarios come up in the lead up to the tournament.

“We have not spoken as well considerably about it nevertheless, it really is a number of weeks away until eventually we get there. I presume individuals points will come up if scenarios are nonetheless occurring closer to the date, then we’ll touch base with Cricket Australia and have a chat,” Hazlewood stated.

IPL 2020 will kickstart from September 19 and the ultimate is scheduled to be played on November ten. It stays to be noticed if CSK will perform the opener as their planning ideas have been thrown into disarray.

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