During IPL 2021, there were some cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the bio-bubble itself, which forced the tournament to be postponed. Some of them have recovered from the virus.
Despite the postponement of IPL 2021, former Australian batsman and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey in India is set to return home soon. The tournament was postponed after the IPL’s bio-bubble reported cases of infection. During this time, Hussey was also caught in the corona infection. Since then Hussey was in isolation in Chennai. Now Hussey’s report has come negative and he will be able to return to the country soon. Entry of passengers coming from India to Australia is banned till 15 May. In such a situation, it is being hoped that Hussey will leave for the country on Sunday 16 May.
On May 4, after the news of IPL postponement, information about Hussey getting infected was also revealed. At that time, the Chennai team was present in Delhi. In such a situation, Hussey was brought to Chennai via an air ambulance from Chennai, where he was in isolation in the hotel. However, Hussey had said that he felt fit. During that time, a test negative of Hussey came, but even after that, he completed the period of isolation.
Second report also negative (Coronavirus COVID-19)
Now, about a week later, Hussey’s second report has also come out negative and he has fully recovered from the disease. Briefing PTI, franchise CEO Kashi Vishwanath told PTI,
“Hussey has come negative in the RT-PCR test and has recovered from the disease well. We are yet to decide which way he will go back, via Maldives or directly to Australia.”
Australian players are in the Maldives
Apart from Hussey, all the other Australian players, commentators, coaches, and associate members are in Quarantine in the Maldives. They will all fly to Australia on Sunday. Australia has banned aircraft coming from India till May 15 due to cases of coronavirus epidemic.