Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh won't be a part of the IPL 2020, it was confirmed on Friday. The cricketer conveyed his decision to the team management on Friday. With this he has become second CSK cricketer to withdraw from this year's IPL. The CSK team that flew from India to UAE, Harbhajan wasn't a part of that group and was expected to fly later. Earlier, he was also not a part of the camp that was organised in Chennai.
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Meanwhile, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly revealed that the full schedule of Indian Premier League 2020 will be released on Friday (September 4). The IPL 2020 is scheduled to be held in UAE between September 19 and November 10, but the full itinerary is not yet out. Ganguly said it's on the verge of getting final.
"We understand schedules are delayed. It is almost on the verge of getting final and should be released by Friday," Ganguly was quoted as saying by ABP news.
It was expected that the opening encounter of the tournament could be held between champions Mumbai Indians and 2019 runners up Chennai Super Kings. However, things went haywire with 13 members of the CSK camp, including two players, turned positive for COVID-19. There was speculation that CSK might not play the opener, although CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said the team would be ready to play the opener if required.