Before the 14th edition of the T20 tournament was postponed due to several Covid cases within several franchises, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were looking to make amends for their disappointing performance in last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL). Though CSK fans will have to wait a while to see their favourite players in action, MS Dhoni’s IPL franchise gave England woman cricketer Kate Cross a special present. Cross took to Twitter to post a few photos and express her gratitude to CSK for giving her a personalised jersey.
“Thank you very much to @chennaiipl and @cskfansofficial for giving me my first CSK tee. I’ll #whistlefromhome when it’s safe to resume the tournament “The captions were written by an England seamer.
A HUGE thank you to @cskfansofficial and @chennaiipl for sending me my first CSK shirt. When it is safe to start the tournament again, I can #whistlefromhome 💛 #Yellove #WhistlePodu #nandri pic.twitter.com/aobCKSTNgd— Kate Cross (@katecross16) May 4, 2021
Cross shared her dissatisfaction on Twitter shortly after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL Governing Council voted to delay the IPL indefinitely, emphasising that “health comes before cricket.”
“As disappointing as this news would be for others, it is the correct choice. Cricket is second to health. My thoughts are with everybody affected by India’s current COVID crisis “She had sent out a tweet.
Mike Hussey, the batting coach for CSK, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. On May 4, the Chennai franchise announced that their bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji and a member of the support staff had tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi and had been isolated from the rest of the team.
CSK had won five of their previous seven games and were in second place on the points table when the IPL was postponed.