KM Asif, CSK’s right-arm fast bowler, has re-joined the team bubble after being quarantined for six days. The fast bowler became the first player in IPL to be quarantined when he breached the Bio-secure protocol. A week ago, KM Asif lost his room keys following which he had to go to reception to collect duplicate keys.
“It was an unintentional mistake but rules had to be followed. He underwent six days of quarantine and has now resumed practice with the team,” Indian Express quoted an IPL source.
According to strict SOP’s issued by IPL GC for the tournament, no player can leave bio-bubble created around their playing area and if one does for any obvious or other reasons, he will be quarantined for six days. Protocols also state that a second breach will lead to a re-quarantine coupled with a one-match suspension. And a third-breach will mean your time in IPL is over.
This was the second time, when CSK’s team member was quarantined due to COVID-19 protocols. Earlier, 13-members of CSK staff were quarantined following positive COVID-19 tests.
As far as the tournament is concerned, the #Dream11 IPL 2020 has been a thrill to watch so far. In 12 days of action so far, we have had two super overs, some exciting chases, a lot of hitting and more importantly every team has registered at least one win and loss to intensify the points table battle. While four teams are tied at 4 points each, the other four teams have collected 2 points each.
Chennai Super Kings, though, hasn’t had a great start of the tournament. After 3 matches, Chennai Super Kings has managed to win just one game. But historically, CSK is known for late upsurge in tournament and initially tend to enjoy their game and find balance.
Their next assignment will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad tomorrow. Like CSK, they are also finding their feet in the tournament and it will be an interesting battle between two bottom teams in points table.