IPL 2020: CSK's Deepak Chahar tests negative for Covid-19

Chennai Super Kings fast bowler Deepak Chahar has tested negative for Covid-19 after completing his mandatory two-week quarantine.

Chennai Super Kings pacer Deepak Chahar celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the IPL 2019 Qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians in Chennai.   -  FILE PHOTO/ R. RAGU

Swing bowler Deepak Chahar is back with the Chennai Super Kings in the team hotel following two negative Covid tests. 

CSK CEO K.S. Viswanathan said the pacemen now had to undergo a cardiovascular test, to be conducted by the BCCI, apart from one more Covid test, before he can start bowling at the CSK nets.

Viswanathan believed Chahar should be able to practise with the CSK in the next two to three days and could be available for the side’s opening IPL game against champion Mumbai Indians on September 19. 

Amid the positive tests, the CSK has also had to deal with players dropping out. After Suresh Raina opted out of this edition of the tournament, news has come in that spinner Harbhajan Singh is set to make himself unavailable.

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