Moneycontrol PRO
you are here: HomeNewsTrendsSports

IPL 2020 | Another Chennai Super Kings player tests COVID-19 positive

The CSK player who tested COVID-19 positive on August 29, is a right-handed batsman, who has also played for India A teams.

August 29, 2020 / 03:56 PM IST

Another Chennai Super Kings (CSK) player has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making him the 13th member of the Indian Premier League team to contract COVID-19 in Dubai. The development comes on a day all-rounder Suresh Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 citing “personal reasons”.

The CSK player who tested COVID-19 positive on August 29 is a right-handed batsman, who has also played for India A teams.

According to a News18 report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has officially confirmed that 13 personnel including two players of the Chennai Super Kings have tested COVID-19 positive.

The statement issued by the board read: "Thirteen 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."

On August 28, a T20 format specialist bowler had tested positive for the novel coronavirus along with at least 10 other members of the CSK support staff and social media team.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

View more
How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

View more

In view of the developments, Chennai Super Kings had extended their quarantine period in Dubai till September 1. Earlier, they were supposed to begin practice from August 28.

People are currently waiting for Raina to issue an official statement later in the day. The 33-year-old players had retired from international cricket along with MS Dhoni – both CSK players – on August 15.

Meanwhile, CSK’s official Twitter handle shared CEO Kasi Viswanathan’s statement that read: “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.”

With PTI inputs

Moneycontrol News
first published: Aug 29, 2020 03:56 pm