Suresh Raina opts out of IPL 2020
Former Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina has opted out of this year’s edition of Indian Premier League due to personal reasons.
Days are inching towards the start of the Indian Premier League 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. The season is all set to begin now, after a postponement from the actual plan due to the coronavirus pandemic situation.
With almost all the franchises have arrived in the hosting country, now players and other people are going through the compulsory quarantine period imposed by BCCI. Soon after finishing the quarantine, franchises are slowly starting their training sessions.
Things are getting even worse for Chennai Super Kings in the United Arab Emirates. Already the franchise is facing problems with the contamination of coronavirus within the team members. Some of the Chennai Super Kings team members including their fast bowler Deepak Chahar are tested positive for coronavirus.
Due to that the quarantine period of the franchise is extended by one more week. Earlier Chennai Super Kings were expected to start their training sessions from 28th August.
Suresh Raina to miss IPL 2020
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings are stuck with another big blow ahead of the season. Chennai Super Kings’s star player and former Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina has opted out of this year’s tournament due to personal reasons. The franchise confirmed the news via their official social media handles.
“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,” Chennai Super Kings posted in their social media handles.
The news has been officially confirmed by the Cheif Executive Officer of the franchise, Still, there is no further clarification regarding the problem with Suresh Raina. Notably, a couple of weeks before, the left-handed batsman announced his retirement from international cricket along with former Indian captain MS Dhoni.
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.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) August 29, 2020