Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has tested positive for COVID-19 even after 14 days. After this, he will still have to remain in Quarantine. They will no longer be able to play in the opening match. According to the rule, a player can join the team only after two negative tests.
After Suresh Raina’s exit, Ruturaj was expected to play at number-3. But now Ambati Rayudu can get a chance at number-3. The team will face Mumbai Indians in the opening match on 19 September.
Arjun Tendulkar joins Mumbai Indians as a net bowler:
Before this, fast bowler Deepak Chahar joined the CSK last week after tested negative. Meanwhile, the camp with Mumbai Indians also includes Sachin Tendulkar’s son and left-arm fast bowler Arjun Tendulkar as a net bowler.
Suspense on the participation of Ben Stokes:
The participation of star all-rounder of Rajasthan Royals Ben Stokes looks doubtful. His father is battling cancer, due to which he is in New Zealand with the family. Stokes left for New Zealand in the middle of the series against Pakistan last month. It is now being speculated that he may opt-out of the IPL.. Team coach Andrew McDonald said, “It’s a difficult time, so we’re giving them full time. We don’t know where they are right now.”|
Players to reach UAE in third week of October for Women’s IPL:
The BCCI will also organize the women’s IPL in the UAE. The women’s team matches can be played at the Sharjah Stadium, as it has the lowest 12 matches. From November 1 to 10, 4 matches are to be played between 3 teams in the women’s IPL. All players can arrive in the UAE in the third week of October. Their small camp can also be organized before the league.