Hussey tests negative for COVID; remains in quarantine

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On Friday,team CEO Kasi Viswanathan informed the media that Chennai Super
Kings batting coach Mike Hussey has tested negative for COVID-19 but remains in
quarantine in a Chennai hotel."He tested negative before getting on an air
ambulance from Delhi to Chennai (on Thursday). He is doing fine. All other overseas
personnel have left, head coach Stephen Fleming will be flying out tomorrow," said
Viswanathan.Hussey and CSK bowling coach L Balaji were among the prominent
non-playing staff to test positive when the IPL was 'indefinitely suspended' on
Tuesday, following multiple COVID-19 cases inside the bio-bubble. They both flew
together to Chennai.The Australian contingent, comprising players, coaches and
commentators, flew to Maldives on Thursday to serve out the waiting period before
they can board a flight back home.Australian media outlets reported that Hussey can
join fellow countrymen in Maldives if he returns another negative test.Hussey said
he is grateful to his IPL franchise for taking good care of him."I'm resting well and
I'm feeling stronger. I'm hugely appreciative of what CSK have already done and are
doing for me," he was quoted as saying by Sydney Morning Herald."It's horrific
what's taking place in India at the moment with the pandemic and I've been blessed
with the great support I have received."I'm grateful for all the messages of support
from cricket fans in India and Australia," he said in a statement.

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