Michael Hussey, the batting coach for the Chennai Super Kings, has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time and will continue to recover in India.
Hussey remained in India after testing positive for the dreaded virus. While the majority of the 38-member Australian contingent, which is competing in the IPL 2021, is now in the Maldives.
They are waiting for government clearance on the travel ban, which imposes on May 15. Hussey remained in India after testing positive for the dreaded virus.
Following Michael Slater’s decision to postpone the IPL 2021, the BCCI arranged a charter flight to the Maldives for Australian cricketers, coaches, umpires, and commentators.
Hussey was airlifted to Chennai on May 6 after testing positive for COVID-19 in Delhi. He is still in isolation.
According to the BCCI protocols, a member needs to return two consecutive negative tests to leave the isolation.
Earlier, CSK CEO VIshwanathan had said “He tested negative before getting on an air ambulance from Delhi to Chennai (on Thursday). He is doing fine. All other overseas personnel have left, head coach Stephen Fleming will be flying out tomorrow,”
Hussey, along with New Zealand cricketer Tim Siefert of the Kolkata Knight Riders, has now tested positive again. They both are at the COVID-19 facility in Chennai.
Michael Hussey in Conversation with Sydney Morning Herald
“I’m resting well and I’m feeling stronger. I’m hugely appreciative of what CSK have already done and are doing for me,” Michael Hussey told The Sydney Morning Herald recently.
“It’s horrific what’s taking place in India at the moment with the pandemic and I’ve been blessed with the great support I have received. I’m grateful for all the messages of support from cricket fans in India and Australia,” he said in a statement.