CSK's batting coach Michael Hussey can't leave India as he has tested positive for Covid-19
The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League has been postponed by BCCI. They already postponed yesterday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore as Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier were tested positive for the deadly virus.
Today, the Delhi Capitals' experienced spinner Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad's wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha have also tested positive of COVID-19.
After considering the ongoing situation, BCCI come up with an official confirmation on the Twitter handle and wrote "UPDATE: The Indian Premier League Governing Council (IPL GC) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in an emergency meeting has unanimously decided to postpone IPL 2021 season with immediate effect."
Moreover, Chennai Super Kings' batting coach Michael Hussey has been tested positive for Covid-19. As of now, the veteran Australian batsman can't leave India along with his countrymen to his home town.
The story as it happened:
Considering the recent reports from other sources, the CSK management confirmed the news in a recent interview with ANI. They told "His sample came positive and has gone for a retest and we can now only confirm after that report comes.
The players have started moving with Balaji staying in isolation as he tested positive. The foreign players are awaiting a confirmation from BCCI on the route of travel while the Indian players are heading home."
They will be planning to reschedule the competition before or after the ICC World Test Championship which is going to commence on Jule 18. Moreover, they have to finish it soon as the ICC T20 World Cup is on the way in October.
See the reaction of the fans:
So Mike Hussey also tested positive...Good that the IPL has been suspended.. the tournament started when things weren't worse and it's quite natural that once started, any board would've liked the tournament to go ahead and they had the bio bubble which had worked so far— Rahul Kumar (@rahulk_10_19) May 4, 2021
If I was a lefty I’d play the Mike Hussey cover drive all the time😩— كن لا يزال (@LumeNje) May 4, 2021
Michael Hussey covid positive thats the reason David is shattered. Hope all are safe.— tuba29975 (@tuba29975) May 4, 2021