Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina will miss the entire IPL for personal reasons. He has returned to India from the UAE.
“Suresh Raina has returned to India for personal reasons and will be unavailable for the remainder of the IPL season. Chennai Super Kings offers complete support to Suresh and his family during this time,” team CEO Kasi Viswanathan said in a tweet from the Super Kings handle.
Raina’s return to India comes as another big blow to the Super Kings camp from which at least 10 members – including an India player – tested positive for Covid-19 after a test on Thursday. It is understood there was only one player among those who tested positive, the others being net bowlers and support staff members. As a result, they have postponed the start of their training to next months while most other teams have hit the nets already in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Raina had retired from international cricket earlier this month, announcing it on the same evening as MS Dhoni’s international retirement, after the two had landed in Chennai for a preparatory camp the Super Kings had organised before flying out to Dubai.
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