Chennai Super Kings announced the practice sessions for the team had been suspended amid growing fears from the novel coronavirus.
Players including MS Dhoni had started training for the IPL 2020 which was scheduled to begin on March 29 (Courtesy- @ChennaiIPL)
- IPL 2020 has been postponed for 2 weeks due to coronavirus pandemic
- Players including MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina had started training
- CSK was to face MI on 29th March in IPL 2020 opener
Chennai Super Kings suspended their practice sessions at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in wake of the current novel coronavirus pandemic. Earlier on Friday, IPL 2020 was postponed till Arpil 15.
The Indian Premier League was scheduled to start from March 29 but given the current COVID-19 situation, India banned all visas till April 15. BCCI decided the tournament would be postponed by a fortnight.
Several Chennai Super Kings players including MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina had been training in Chennai where hundreds gathered to cheer on their heroes.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians were set to take on Chennai Super Kings on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in the opening match of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League.
While most India stars were busy with international engagements, MS Dhoni, who has not played international cricket since the World Cup semi-final last year, turned up to practice for 3-time IPL champions CSK.
However, with the IPL postponed and Covid-19 now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, Chennai Super Kings decided to suspend training sessions.
Meanwhile, the remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa and England’s tour of Sri Lanka were called off as Covid-19 fears gripped the world.
However, Australia and New Zealand played the first of a 3-match ODI series at the Sydney Cricket Ground behind closed doors.
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