Michael Hussey and bowling coach L Balaji (photo credit:
Chennai, 6 May: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey and bowling coach L Balaji were brought here from Delhi in an air ambulance after being found Kovid-19 positive. A top official of the franchise gave this information on Thursday. Hussey and Balaji were members of the coaching staff who were found to be Covid-19 positive in a biologically safe environment, following which the IPL was postponed indefinitely on Tuesday. The CSK official told PTI, “We have decided to bring Hussey and Balaji to Chennai by air ambulance because our connectivity here is better and we want to ensure better medical facilities in times of need.”
The officer also said that the symptoms are not visible in both and their health is fine. The CSK official said that Hussey will have to wait for the Kovid negative result to leave the country. He said, “Hussey has to wait and he can leave India only after the Kovid Negative Report comes. When their departure is safe, we will arrange a chartered flight for them. ”Apart from Hussey, other members of Australia participating in the IPL left for Maldives on Thursday where they would wait until they were allowed to fly to Australia. Also read: Cricket Australia said players, coaches and match officials will be brought safely from India after IPL 2021 suspension
The CSK official said that the franchise has arranged for the foreign players of the team to go on chartered aircraft. The official said that Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will leave for his hometown after all his teammates have left for their cities. IPL 2021 was suspended after four players were found positive in a biologically safe environment including Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Wriddhiman Saha, Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra and Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakraborty and Sandeep Warrier.