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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu Arrive in Chennai for CSK's Training Camp - See Pics

CSK skipper MS Dhoni and experienced batsman Ambati Rayudu were the first to arrive in Chennai for the training camp.

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu Arrive in Chennai for CSK's Training Camp - See Pics

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) is set to get underway some time in April and with the player auction having been done with in February, teams are now slowly but surely getting their preparations for the tournament underway. One of the sides that have started their training is Chennai Super Kings. The three-time champs had a forgettable time in the 2020 edition of the tournament as they failed to make the play-offs for the first time ever and their squad looked out of ideas at times. However, they have brought in a few fresh faces and will be raring to go again.

CSK skipper MS Dhoni and experienced batsman Ambati Rayudu were the first to arrive in Chennai for the training camp.

But while the teams are gearing up for the tournament, there remains little clarity over the schedule of the tournament. Scheduling a tournament like IPL can be tough sometimes.

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A multi-million dollar tourney which comprises of several franchisees, it can’t get more complicated than this. Every franchise wants home games and since it will be happening in India, BCCI are in for some complications as preferring one city over another might not go down well with some VIPs.

Even on Sunday, Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao had appealed to BCCI to host few games in Hyderabad while Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh was also ‘surprised’ to figure out that Mohali might not be hosting any of the IPL games.

However, BCCI has said that the IPL Governing Council is yet to come out with a final list of venues. The development comes on the back of the recent spike of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai which is one of the sure-shot venues. As of now, BCCI is adopting a wait and watch policy.

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“As if now it’s all speculation whether it’s Punjab or Hyderabad. We will soon have IPL GC in which we will decide what needs to be done and how the IPL needs to be conducted this year, as of now nothing has been decided yet. BCCI will seek assurances from state governments before allowing them to host the matches,” a source within the BCCI told ANI.

“Whether it can be held in a state while elections are taking place and when talking about Punjab, BCCI needs concrete assurance from authorities that no unwanted incident will take place when the matches happen there,” the source added.