Team India’s veteran off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh backed from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Harbhajan became the second player after Suresh Raina from the CSK camp to pull out of the tournament. Harbhajan Singh on IPL exit said that these are difficult times.
Taking to his Twitter handle he shared with his fans and followers the reason behind not playing the IPL 2020. He wrote, “Dear Friends I will not be playing IPL this year due to personal reasons. These are difficult times and I would expect some privacy as I spend time with my family. @ChennaiIPL CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL Stay safe and Jai Hind.”
The CSK franchisee is suffering major blows ahead of the 13th season of the IPL. At first, CSK’s two key bowlers and ten staff members tested COVID-19 positive. Post that their star player, Suresh Raina returned to India due to some personal reasons.
However, with a strong skipper like MS Dhoni, the CSK boys have begun with their pre-season training in Dubai. CSK members were being asked to isolate themselves, after around 19 people from the franchisee got tested positive for coronavirus.
BCCI arrived at a decision to host the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE. It is owing to the rise in COVID-19 cases in India.
The money-spinning tournament will kick-start on September 19 and they finale will be played on November 10.
The matches will be played across three venues in the UAE, namely- Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai.
All of the eight IPL franchises have reached the UAE for the tournament. They have all began pre-season training as well.
This year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) will have Dream11 as the title sponsor. As BCCI suspended its contract with the Chinese firm Vivo, the fantasy cricket platform bagged the deal.