CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan said Ruturaj Gaikwad would miss the highest run-scorer of the IPL.© Instagram
Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad, who tested positive for COVID-19 last month, remains in isolation and for the team’s Indian Premier League (IPL) against Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Abu Dhabi Not likely to be available. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that one of India’s batsmen is doing “perfectly well” but has not yet received BCCI approval to join the team’s bio-bubble. “Ruturaj is still not cleared by the BCCI medical team and is isolated. He is unlikely to be available for the first match. We are expecting his return in the next few days (Bubbles) and He is not well at all, ”Viswanathan told PTI.
Thirteen members of the CSK team tested positive for the virus last month and two of them were players – Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar. ChaharAlong with 11 others, has resumed training after approving its mandatory two tests.
Gaikwad also conducted two tests on Sunday and Monday, the results of which are not known. After the COVID-19 test is approved after a 14-day quarantine, a player has to undergo a heart and lung function test to ensure that he / she is fit on the train.
Gaikwad is seen as a team in place of Raina after being kicked out of the tournament and went back home due to personal reasons.
Senior spinner Harbhajan Singh Also withdrawn for personal reasons.
Vishwanath said that the team has not decided his place yet.
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