Mike Hussey tests Negative for COVID-19 confirms CSK CEO Viswanathan
CSK batting Coach Mike Hussey has tested negative for COVID-19 but still remains in quarantine in a Chennai hotel said CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan on Friday. Australian media reported that Mike Hussey can join the Australian contingent in the Maldives if he returned negative for COVID-19 in the second test also.
“He tested negative before getting on air ambulance from Delhi to Chennai. He is doing fine. All other overseas personnel has left, head Coach Stephen Fleming will be flying out tomorrow,” said Viswanathan. Mike Hussey & CSK Bowling Coach L Balaji were the staff members of the CSK contingent who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday when the IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely after several cases of COVID-19 reported in the bio-bubbles. Mike Hussey & L Balaji are currently in Chennai being treated for COVID-19.
The Australian contingent comprising of players, coaches, commentators & support staff flew to Maldives on Thursday. They are serving the waiting period in Maldives before they can board a flight back to Australia. Australia has banned flights from India until May 15 due to a massive surge in COVID-19 in India. Hussey also extended his gratitude to his franchise for taking proper care of him.
Hussey is all praise for CSK for supporting him during these tough times
“It’s horrific what’s taking place in India at the moment with the pandemic and I’ve been blessed with the great support I have received. I’m grateful for all the messages of support from cricket fans in India and Australia,” Mike Hussey said in an Official Statement
On Saturday, two more players of KKR have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the reports, KKR’s young spinner Prasidh Krishna has also tested positive for COVID-19. With this, the count of KKR players being tested positive for COVID-19 rises to four. Earlier Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier of the KKR squad were also tested positive for COVID-19. Support staff & players of other franchisees had also tested positive for COVID-19. Looking at the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the bio-bubble, the BCCI took an immediate decision to suspend the IPL 2021 indefinitely on Tuesday.