IPL 2021: CSK airlifts Balaji and Hussey to Chennai

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The Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) administration flew in bowling coach L. Balaji and batting guide Michael Hussey – who examined constructive for COVID-19 – from Delhi to Chennai in air ambulances.

With the league postponed, most franchises have despatched their gamers again to their respective houses, however Hussey and Balaji should isolate for not less than a few weeks.

With its headquarters in Chennai, the CSK workforce administration believes that they may be capable to present higher well being care services in Chennai.

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“We’re bringing them to Chennai as a result of we have now entry to all of the services there. They’re high-quality now however in case the necessity arises, we will get higher services in Chennai so we’re bringing them right here,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan advised Sportstar.

The 2 reached Chennai on Thursday late afternoon in two separate air ambulances. It has been learnt that whereas Balaji had a constructive report, Hussey’s second RT-PCR take a look at got here detrimental.

Whereas most gamers had already left the bubble earlier, captain MS Dhoni left on Thursday. “He (Dhoni) stated he’ll depart after everybody leaves the bubble. All of the gamers exited the bubble right this moment,” Viswanathan stated.

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Whereas Hussey should be in isolation, it’s anticipated that he should fly out of India by way of Maldives as soon as he recovers.

The Australian authorities has banned direct flights from India until Might 15, forcing the Australian gamers to journey house by way of Maldives. “We are going to focus on that later relying on the scenario. For now, our precedence is his well being and security,” the CSK official stated. The West Indies gamers are anticipated to fly out on Friday morning.

The event was postponed after a number of gamers and assist employees – together with Balaji and Hussey – examined constructive for the virus.