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IPL 2020: CSK's Harbhajan Singh likely to miss T20 extravaganza in UAE

Last week, news of Raina leaving the team and returning home came as a big jolt as he has been an integral part of the franchise from the first season

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Chennai Super Kings during practice session. Photo: PTI
Harbhajan Singh has not sent in any official communication and that is expected by today evening or tomorrow, according to reports. File photo: PTI

after releasing due to personal reasons could now also miss out on the services of senior off-spinner as the latter is yet to join the team in the UAE for the 13th edition of the

Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said that while he is yet to officially inform the franchise about his availability, the team is preparing for life minus Harbhajan in this edition of the cash-rich league.

"He has not sent in any official communication and that is expected by today evening or tomorrow. But the team management has been told to prepare for the scenario wherein they may miss his services," the source said.

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Last week, news of Raina leaving the team and returning home came as a big jolt as he has been an integral part of the franchise from the first season. While he did play for Gujarat Lions when CSK was suspended, he returned to the fold when CSK made a return to the league in 2018.

While there have been a lot of things said about Raina's sudden departure, the former India batsman has made it clear that it was a personal decision and he came back for his family. While he has gone on to add that one might see him back in the team this season itself, CSK as a cricketing unit has not reacted to the same.

Earlier, it came to light that two players along with 11 support staff members had tested positive for and that led to the BCCI issuing a statement that strict protocols were being followed and there was no reason to worry.

"13 personnel have tested positive of which 2 are players. All the affected personnel as well as their close contacts are asymptomatic and have been isolated from other team members. They are being monitored by the IPL Medical Team," the BCCI had said in an official release.

On September 1, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan had confirmed that there are no fresh cases in the contingent. He also said that the ones who tested positive earlier will be tested once again only after their 14-day quarantine period is over.

The CEO had said that there has been no fresh case and the contingent is negative except for the ones who had tested positive earlier. "Those who tested positive earlier will be tested again only after 14 days," he had said.

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First Published: Thu, September 03 2020. 20:49 IST