IPL 2020: CSK likely to train in Chennai before flying out to UAE

Chennai Super Kings is expected to gather at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and have a five-day session for its Indian players from August 15-20.

Chennai Super Kings is likely to have a five-day session for its Indian players from August 15-20.   -  K. PICHUMANI

Three-time champion Chennai Super Kings has been proactive in its preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and even had plans to reach the UAE by the second week of August before it was forced to change its plans.

Now, Sportstar has learnt that the team is expected to gather at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and have a five-day session for its Indian players from August 15-20 before flying out.

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The TNCA has been trying to get permission to start cricketing activities at Chepauk for a while and it is now understood the requisite permission from the Greater Chennai Corporation has been secured and a formal letter is expected any time soon.

This paves the way for Tamil Nadu’s cricketers too to resume regular net practice sessions at Chepauk by following the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) that has been shared with the State associations.

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The TNCA has managed to keep the ground and the practice net facilities at MAC-B in full readiness so that once the permission comes through, there won’t be any delay for cricketers who are itching to get back to training.

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