The franchise of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was quick to make decisions and make arrangements for their players who are in Manchester, to reach the UAE soon after the cancellation of the fifth Test between In the and England Friday amid the Covid-19 scare in the Indian locker room.
CSK chief executive Kasi Viswanathan is confident that their players along with the Test team in England – Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and Cheteshwar Pujara – will take flight to Dubai on Saturday.
There they are then quarantined for 6 days before joining the rest of the contingent that has already started training.
“Now that the Test match is over, we want to get the CSK boys in Dubai tomorrow,” Kasi Viswanathan confirmed the development to ANI.
The team led by MS Dhoni has won 5 matches and lost two, and is currently in second place in the points ladder. CSK take on the Mumbai Indians on September 19 in Dubai.
BCCI offers to reschedule the fifth test:
After the cancellation of the fifth and final Test of the series, for which India is currently leading 2-1, the BCCI made an offer to the ECB to play the Test later, while also declaring that it was through the two Councils jointly decided. to end the game.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), together with the English and Welsh Cricket Board (ECB), have jointly decided to end the 5th Test match that took place in Manchester during Manchester’s tour of England in 2021, “the BCCI said in a statement.
“Instead of the strong relationship between BCCI and ECB, the BCCI offered the ECB a rescheduling of the canceled test match. Both boards will try to find a window to reschedule this Test match.
After head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and field coach R Sridhar – who are all currently isolated in London – assistant physio Yogesh Parmar took a positive Covid-19 test on Wednesday.
The Indian players have been worried since Parmar, as a physiotherapist, was in close contact with them. The series is currently 2-1, as the boards as well as the ICC continue their discussions on the fate of the fifth Test.