COVID-19: Billy Stanlake, others turn down offer to be Josh Hazlewood’s replacement in IPL 2021

After enduring a tricky marketing campaign in UAE final 12 months, the issues are usually not ending quickly for MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings because the three time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners gear up for the upcoming version, ranging from April 9.   

CSK’s prime pacer Josh Hazlewood pulled out from the tournament and as per recent media stories the franchise are sweating exhausting behind the scenes to discover a great replacement for the Australian. As per a report in Times of India, the franchise approached Billy Stanlake, however the latter has turned down the offer.  

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The report added, different fringe gamers, who had been additionally approached by the franchise, have thus far not accepted CSK’s offer. 

In addition, a member from the CSK content material crew additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Saturday, nonetheless, as per stories the involved particular person was not in contact with any crew members. 

Meanwhile, COVID has as soon as once more crawled its manner into the profitable T20 league. So far, three cricketers have examined optimistic for the virus, with Kolkata Knight Riders’ Nitish Rana already recovering from the lethal virus. The KKR batsman on Saturday began coaching with the remainder of the crew after his check report returned unfavourable. 

However, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Devdutt Padikkal are but to get better from COVID and are at the moment is isolaion and beneath the supervision of medical employees.  

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