Chennai Super Kings will kick off their preparations for the Indian Premiere League 2021 from next week.
CSK cricketers have gradually begun arriving in the city for training ahead of the upcoming IPL. The season is likely to begin in the second week of April.
CSK’s skipper MS Dhoni is in Chennai. He went to a temple to take blessings before arriving in Chennai. Meanwhile, other cricketers from the franchise have gone into a quarantine after which they will enter the `bubble.’
Till last season, CSK was a tough team to challenge. The men in yellow, with some new younger faces, have to rediscover their winning combination.
Meanwhile, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said in an interview on Thursday, “The cricketers will be confined to their hotel rooms now. They will begin training only from March 9.”
He added, “Apart from Dhoni, the other CSK cricketers here are Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, N. Jagadeesan, Sai Kishore, and Hari Nishaanth.”
Therefore, many more cricketers from the franchise will join the camp after a period of quarantine.
Former India batsman Ambati Rayudu also reached Chennai on Wednesday while the Tamil Nadu players in the squad will be joining a little later.
Viswanathan added, “The international cricketers from the CSK, if they were already in a bubble, need not have to be quarantined. They can directly enter the bubble.”
Furthermore, Viswanathan said the players who are available would take part in it.
“The players will undergo five-day quarantine before they start training. Also, they will have to return three negative tests,” he added.
Viswanathan said the Indian players in CSK will be a part of the camp and that they would be arriving in batches.
CSK had a horrible season last year. Now, they will have to get together quickly and forget the past. Dhoni and coach Flemming have a big job to do ahead, while they have to give enough confidence to the squad.
There is no confirmation on the schedule and venues for the 14th edition of IPL yet.