CSK will not play the opening match of IPL 2020
The current champions and runners-up face off in the opening match of the IPL. But as the runner-up team of IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings CSK will not be able to play the opening match of IPL 2020. According to Inside Sport, the Indian BCCI has decided to give Chennai a few more days to the Super Kings. As a result, they do not have to go on the field on an opening day.
A total of 13 Chennai Super Kings officials have been infected with the coronavirus, including two openers, Rituraj Gaikwad and Deepak Chahar. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina, one of the batsmen of Chennai Super Kings, has withdrawn his name from the IPL due to the Coronavirus. All in all, Chennai is in a state of shock. As a result, the BCCI feels that it is not possible for Chennai to play the opening match of the IPL. So they decided to postpone them for a few days as an additional opportunity.
Dhoni was scheduled to start training from August 26 in Chennai. But all 13 members of the Chennai Super Kings have been sent back to the six-day home quarantine after 13 members of the team were infected with the coronavirus. And the victims have been sent to 14-day home isolation. As a result, this team is one of the IPL team is not able to practice at the specified time.
All things considered, the BCCI has decided to give Chennai an extra few days. As a result, Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the IPL.
The opening match of the cricket mega-event IPL is scheduled for September 19. All IPL matches are scheduled to take place in the UAE cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. The IPL Governing Council is delaying the release of the final schedule of the IPL due to travel complications and the deplorable condition of Chennai.