Guwahati: A current Indian cricketer is among multiple members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who have tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the franchise to extend its quarantine period in Dubai ahead of the IPL.
According to sources, all Covid-19 positive results came during day 1, 3 and 6 of testing after the contingent's landing in Dubai.
Accordingly, the entire team has been quarantined after the development. A total of 12 members are have been affected and the entire team has been told to go quarantine again.
"As far as we know, one of the senior-most officials of the CSK management and his wife, and at least two members of their social media team are also Covid-19 positive," a senior IPL source told media under the condition of anonymity.
"Yes, a right-arm medium-fast bowler, who has recently played for India, along with a few staff members have tested positive for Covid-19," he added.
The IPL is due to begin on September 19. CSK to extend the quarantine period for the touring party till September 1.
According to the BCCI's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), all those who test positive are mandated to go through an additional seven-day quarantine. They will be allowed to enter the bio-secure bubble only after returning negative in tests to be conducted after the extended isolation.
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