MS Dhoni to head home only after all CSK teammates leave: Report

The former India captain told his teammates in a virtual meeting that foreign players and support staff should be given preference to travel first.

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni will reportedly be the last person from the team to leave for home from Delhi after the indefinite postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).

Dhoni said that he will wait for the foreigners in the team to leave and then the other Indian players after which he will return home, according to the Indian Express. The former India captain told his teammates in a virtual meeting that foreign players and support staff should be given preference to travel first as the tournament was taking place in India.

The 2021 IPL, which was held as India grappled with a raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, was postponed this week after multiple cases of the virus emerged within the tournament’s bio-bubble.

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The organizers of the tournament are now in the process of ensuring players and coaching staff reach their respective homes safely. Cricket Australia said on Wednesday that the BCCI is looking to move Australian players and coaching staff to the Maldives and Sri Lanka before sending them home as Australia has imposed a ban on travelers from India until May 15.

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