Ruturaj Gaekwad has become the second Chennai Super Kings player after Deepak Chahar to test positive for the novel coronavirus in Dubai, weeks ahead of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
InsideSport earlier had relieved after an interview with CSK team player that their is more than 2 players who have tested Covid-19 positive.
Though the CSK team member was reluctant to reveal the identity of the player but finally he admitted that more than 2 players have tested positive.
“We don’t have much knowledge on who exactly has tested positive. I am hearing 2-3 squad members, few support staff members and our CEO’s family member has tested positive”, declared the CSK team member exclusively to InsideSport.
InsideSport again asked him, is Deepak Chahar one of the player ?
“I think Chahar is one of the player”, confirmed the CSK member.
Earlier, Chahar was among at least ten members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent who tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday in Dubai. It also has to be noted that CSK was the only team of the eight franchises that held a camp in India before departing to UAE.
Chahar can return to training only after a 14-day quarantine period, following which he will have to test negative twice, 24 hours apart, before being permitted to re-enter the bio-secure zone.
Following the positive cases, contact tracing will be done as per the health guidelines. “Contact tracing must commence at the earliest. All casual contacts will undergo an RT-PCR test immediately while close contacts will be closely monitored and tested over the next 5 days,” says the IPL health advisory.
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