IPL 2020 : CSK’s bad luck continues, Harbhajan Singh pulls out of IPL 2020

IPL 2020: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has pulled out of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 due to personal reasons. InsideSport earlier had reported that the former Indian off spinner had twice postponed his trip to Dubai and is reluctant to join the team amid Covid-19.  

Bhajji has conveyed his decision to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Friday. He became the second CSK player to withdraw his name from this year’s IPL, citing personal reasons. While Raina had returned home after traveling with the team to the UAE, Harbhajan had remained in India.

Harbhajan Singh conveyed his decision to the CSK management on Friday. According to the sources, Bhajji withdrew his name due to ‘personal reasons’. 
 
The formal announcement in this regard by the management of the team will be made by today evening. 
 
CSK management will now have to look for replacement for the veteran off-spinner. 
 
IPL 2020 : Meanwhile CSK players test negative 2nd time, all set to play the IPL 2020 opener
 
Amid the news of Bhajji’s pull out the good news for the CSK fans is that team underwent a Covid-19 test on Thursday morning and have all tested negative. The entire CSK squad san players who are currently in quarantine can now begin practice. 
 
CSK is now allowed to move out for practice which may start either on Friday or Saturday according to the CSK CEO present with the squad currently. 
 
“We are so relieved with the negative tests. We will start practice either on Friday noon or Saturday morning as per the decision of coach and the captain”, said Kasi Viswanathan, CEO of CSK to InsideSport. 
 
Meanwhile, the two CSK players Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad who had tested positive last week are staying in a separate hotel and will have to undergo two fresh tests after their two-week quarantine. Post that only, they will be allowed to step out for practice.