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Dhoni's CSK suspend training as IPL postponed

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Harish Kotian
March 14, 2020 00:34 IST
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

IMAGE: Mahendra Singh Dhoni during the Chennai Super Kings practice session in Chennai. Photograph: PTI

Chennai Super Kings' practice sessions was suspended in view of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Premier League franchise announced on Friday.


The three-time IPL champions had commenced training from March 2 at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu getting down to work.

"Chennai Super Kings practice sessions at M A Chidambaram stadium stands suspended from March 14, considering the present COVID-19 situation," Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary R S Ramasaamy said in a press release.

Earlier in the day, the BCCI announced the decision to suspend IPL 2020 till April 15 as a precautionary measure.

The 38-year old Dhoni has been training with the CSK players and the practice sessions have been drawing thousands of fans each day.

The talismanic CSK skipper has been the star attraction during the team's practice with fans expressing their love for the veteran. He indulged in some big hitting, much to the delight of the fans.

The others who took part in the team's net sessions were Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, who linked up with the squad a couple of days ago, Kedar Jadhav, new recruit Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma, K M Asif and local players R Sai Kishore and N Jagadeesan among others.

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