IPL 2020: CSK captain MS Dhoni’s COVID-19 test report out
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni's COVID-19 test report is out. He was tested ahead of IPL 2020 to be played in the UAE from September 19
Ranchi: Ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), all eight teams' players have to undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests. And, on Wednesday (August 12), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni too was tested. Now, the result is out.
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According to a report on India Today website today (August 13), Dhoni has tested negative for COVID-19. He is set to fly from Ranchi to Chennai to attend a preparatory camp ahead of the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament in the UAE. CSK camp will be held from Augsut 15 to 20.
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to host IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah from September 19 to November 10. The official schedule is yet to be released.
Dhoni has not played competitive cricket since July 2019. The last time he was seen on a cricket field was when India faced New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019. India exited from the last-four stage.
During the coronavirus lockdown, Dhoni has been spending quality time with his family in his Ranchi farmhouse. Now, he is ready to be back on field. The former India captain’s fans are eagerly waiting to see him don the yellow jersey. Dhoni has led CSK to three IPL titles.
Yesterday, Rajasthan Royals (RR) fielding coach Dishant Yagnik had tested positive for COVID-19. Also, Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) batsman Karun Nair has recovered from the deadly virus.
In statement, RR said, "Rajasthan Royals would like to inform that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19. The test was undertaken keeping in mind that the team members need to assemble in Mumbai next week for their flight to the UAE. The franchise implemented an extra test for all players, support staff and management travelling to the UAE in addition to the two tests recommended by BCCI, to ensure as robust a process as possible."