Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to announce that he will not be participating in IPL 2020.© AFP
Harbhajan Singh, veteran India and Chennai Super Kings off-spinner, became the second player after Suresh Raina to cancel the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday. Harbhajan took to Twitter to reveal that he will not be appearing in this year’s IPL for personal reasons. The off-spinner said these are difficult times with coronavirus cases rapidly increasing in the country and urged his fans to give him some privacy as he looks forward to spending time with his family.
“Dear friends, I will not be playing IPL this year for personal reasons. These are tough times and I would expect some privacy when spending time with my family. @ChennaiIPL CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL stay. “safe and Jai Hind,” Harbhajan tweeted.
I will not be playing an IPL this year for personal reasons. These are tough times and I expect some privacy when I spend time with my family. @BuienRadarNL The CSK management has been extremely supportive and I wish them a great IPL
Stay safe and Jai Hind
– Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 4, 2020
The 13th edition of the IPL was moved from India due to the increasing coronavirus cases in the country.
The three-time IPL champion landed in the United Arab Emirates on August 21, along with defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The CSK led by MS Dhoni held a short training camp in Chennai before leaving for the UAE and was the only team to do so.
Last week, 13 members of the CSK camp tested positive for coronavirus.
The franchise’s training in Chennai was delayed due to the confirmed COVID-19 cases in their camp.
The IPL 2020 kicks off on September 19 and the final of the cash-rich competition will be played on November 10.
All matches will be played in three locations in the UAE: Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
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