Wed. Sep 23rd, 2020
India Today Web Desk


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are waiting with bated breath as suspense more than senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh’s availability for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 continues. Harbhajan had delayed travel to the UAE due to private good reasons even as a batch of his teammates, led by MS Dhoni, arrived in Dubai on August 21.

Harbhajan will grow to be the 2nd CSK player right after Suresh Raina to pull out if the off-spinner decides towards travelling to the UAE which is gearing up to host the tournament in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Harbhajan Singh did not attend the education camp in Chennai amongst August 15 and twenty. Although the likes of MS Dhoni, Raina and Murali Vijay along with other Indian gamers attended the camp, Ravindra Jadeja skipped it as very well but the left-arm spinner joined the batch ahead of they left for the UAE in a chartered plane.

Although CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated on Tuesday that Harbhajan would allow him know about his availability in a couple of days, media reviews declare the off-spinner could not be aspect of IPL 2020 due to ‘personal reasons’. Harbhajan joined the CSK camp in 2018 and was anticipated to perform a crucial position in spin-pleasant situations in the UAE.

Suresh Raina quashed rumours of a rift in the CSK camp right after his unforeseen withdrawal from IPL 2020 but conceded that he was concerned about the Covid-19 circumstance in the camp. Raina’s return to India also coincided with the assault on his family members in Pathankot, Punjab. Having said that, Raina did not rule out probabilities of his return, even though speaking to Cricbuzz.

Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh, even though speaking at Salaam Cricket in June, stated he needed to participate in the IPL only if the authorities assured not just his security but anyone else connected with the tournament.

“I seriously want the IPL to take place but only when items are safe and sound not just for me but for everyone connected with the tournament. There are about 200-300 persons on the ground anytime a match is played and we have to have to consider care of the security of everyone current,” Harbhajan had stated.

“Even if there is a one% probability of the risk of spreading Covid-19 from one particular of us then IPL must be additional postponed. It is not an concern even if the IPL does not take place this 12 months. Conserving lives is the most essential.”

CSK probable to start education from Friday

Meanwhile, CSK are probable to hit the nets from Friday in Dubai, topic to clearance of the 2nd round of testing. The effects are anticipated to come late on Thursday or on Friday morning, in accordance to the PTI information company.

Chennai Super Kings are the only staff who have not begun education in the UAE. 13 of their members, like two India gamers examined constructive for the novel coronavirus final week. All the 13 members are in isolation and will undergo exams right after the necessary 14-day quarantine time period. All the members who examined constructive for Covid-19 are steady.

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