Chennai Super Kings Suspend Training Sessions Amid Coronavirus Scare
Soon after the IPL got postponed because of coronavirus scare, the Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) training camp has also been suspended. The franchise was practicing for the upcoming season of the league since March 2 at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The practice sessions were joined by senior players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ambati Rayudu. Also, Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, and local players R Sai Kishore and N Jagadeesan attended the camp too.
Chennai Super Kings’ players were ready to roll:
Hundreds of people came every day to see the practice session especially to watch CSK captain Dhoni, who hasn’t played a competitive match since the World Cup 2019 semifinal in July last year.
“Chennai Super Kings(CSK) practice sessions at M A Chidambaram stadium stands suspended from March 14, considering the present COVID-19 situation,” Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary R S Ramasaamy said in a press release.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 13, 2020
IPL Postponed till 15th April:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended the IPL 2020 till April 15 as a precautionary measure amid Covid-19 outbreak.
Earlier, the IPL was scheduled to start from 29th March with Mumbai Indians (MI) set to face Super Kings in the tourney opener.
Now, the fast-spreading Coronavirus will also halt the fans to watch the cricket at stadiums as BCCI is planning to play the league behind the close doors.
According to reports, the BCCI will face the loss of staggering INR 10,000 crores if IPL gets cancelled.
Meanwhile, on Friday, BCCI also called off the three-match ODI series between India and South Africa.
The first match of the series was abandoned because of rain in Dharamshala. For the second match, the Indian team had reached Lucknow but then the series was suspended.
Also, the ongoing series between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed because of increasing Covid-19 cases.
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