IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings takes a big decision; decide not to play vs Rajasthan Royals on May 5 | XtraTime
Xtra Time Web Desk: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has made a huge decision as the franchise will not take the field against the Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday May 5th at Feroz Shah Kotla. The development comes after CSK bowling coach Laxmipati Balaji tested positive for COVID-19. Balaji was in the canoe as well as with the team in the last game against the Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
According to reports, one of the CSK officials made it clear that the whole squad would be subject to a 6 day quarantine and informed BCCI that we could not play our match against the Rajasthan Royals.
This means that not only the CSK game against the Rajasthan Royals will be postponed, but also their game against the Sunrisers Hyderabad will be threatened. CSK is scheduled to play SRH on May 7th. According to the report, CSK informed BCCI that they could only return to the pitch after all players who came into contact with the two people who tested positive have passed three tests over a six-day period, according to the report. to the IPL Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
It should be noted that currently Kolkata Knight Riders is also in quarantine, as is the Delhi Capitals team. Delhi played Kolkata in their last match in Ahmedabad. The Mumbai Indians have also decided not to train at the Kotla ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad. All of these developments make the pursuit of IPL very difficult.