As per reports, Chennai Super Kings Michael Hussey is the latest member from the CSK franchise to have tested COVID positive. The report was confirmed by Insidesport. On Monday, three menbers of the CSK camp tested COVID positive which included bowling coach Lakshmipaty Balaji, CEO Kasi Vishwanathan and support staff from the team. Hussey is the latest to join the list. The entire CSK squad is under isolation as per their CEO.
Meanwhile, BCCI postponed the IPL 2021 after COVID-19 breached CSK, DC, SRH and KKR camps. The players have tested positive staying in different bio bubbles and in different cities.
The IPL governing council came out with a statement of suspending IPL 2021 with immediate effect. However, there was no mention of the entire season being cancelled as certain reports of such kind made news earlier today.
“The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season, with immediate effect.
“The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind.
“These are difficult times, especially in India and while we have tried to bring in some positivity and cheer, however, it is imperative that the tournament is now suspended and everyone goes back to their families and loved ones in these trying times.
“The BCCI will do everything in its powers to arrange for the secure and safe passage of all the participants in IPL 2021. The BCCI would like to thank all the healthcare workers, state associations, players, support staff, franchises, sponsors, partners and all the service providers who have tried to their best to organise IPL 2021 even in these extremely difficult times,” IPL said in its official statement.
Michael Hussey Tests COVID Positive
Meanwhile, BCCI Vice President has quashed all the rumours regarding the IPL season being called off entirely due to the pandemic breakout. Speaking to Star Sports, Shukla said that the decision on the completion of the tournament will be taken in due course of time.
“I want to make it clear that IPL 2021 has been not cancelled. It has been suspended, it has been postponed, it has been deferred, so it will happen. The remaining part of this year’s IPL will happen. But in due course, when the covid situation improves, a decision will be taken about it,” said Shukla.