As the BCCI is gearing up for the upcoming season of the IPL, there has been a shocking development taking place in the UAE.
BCCI is putting in all efforts to keep the bio-secure bubble free from the coronavirus. But now, one of the senior members of the medical team of the BCCI has tested positive for the coronavirus.
The sources within the board said that at least two members in the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru tested positive for the COVID-19.
“It is true, but there is no issue as he (senior medical officer) is asymptomatic and has been kept in isolation. He has not been in contact with anyone and possibly contracted it during his travel to the UAE. He is being monitored and should hopefully be fine in the next round of testing. We also have two people at the NCA who have tested positive and have been kept in isolation,” the sources told ANI.
Last week, the BCCI had confirmed that 13 personnel including two players had tested positive for the coronavirus. Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad were among the ones infected with the virus.
That led to the forced quarantine extension of the Chennai Super Kings franchise until September 1 i.e., Tuesday. However, the team CEO Kasi Viswanathan on Tuesday confirmed that all the players have finally tested negative after undergoing tests.
“Those who tested positive earlier will be tested again only after 14 days,” he said.
Chennai Super Kings will start their practice session from September 4 while other teams have already started their training last week.
The IPL is set to begin from September 19 and the matches will take place in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. The finals will be played on November 10 and it will be the first time that IPL finals will take place on a weekday.