Chennai Super kings’ batting coach Michael Hussey returned a Covid-29 positive report on Monday. He was one of the first members to test positive for the virus. Apart from Hussey, CSK’s bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji and a travel staff also contracted the virus in the camp.
After the emergence of Covid-19 cases, their match against Rajasthan Royals had been rescheduled. The veteran is now quarantining at the team hotel in New Delhi. Hussey said, “I am OK,” on being asked about his health. Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey will now serve a 10-day isolation period and return a negative test result before heading back to Australia. But the travel restrictions in Australia will create obstacles for him to return to his country.
Michael Hussey to undergo 10-day quarantine in India
However, he is in good spirits and is in perfect health conditions, confirmed Todd Greenberg, the Australian Cricketers’ Association Chief Executive.
“His (Hussey’s) symptoms are relatively mild, so he’s in for a stint of isolation in his hotel for at least 10 days, but his team have got some really good support systems around him, which is good,” Todd Greenberg, the Australian Cricketers’ Association Chief Executive told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“We’ve spoken to Mike today. He is in good spirits. His symptoms are relatively mild. He is in a stint of isolation in his hotel room…he has good support systems around him,” Greenberg said.
Chennai Super Kings were brilliant in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. After a devasting and nightmarish IPL 2020, the Yellow Army got back on the track. They were at the 2nd stage when BCCI called off the tournament during a potential bio-bubble breach.
“This is a two-step process. The first step is getting them out of India and the next step is getting them safely home. We’re still waiting to hear what the government are going to do post-May 15 and once we have that confirmation, we’ll put the next start step in place,” he added.
The BCCI had to postpone the IPL 2021 following the spike in the number of cases inside the bubble. The BCCI is working on sending the players back. Reportedly, some Indian players have reached their home states, eight out of 11 England players reached the United Kingdom. The Australian players will travel to the Maldives, where they will stay for a certain period before heading back to Australia.