Suresh Raina is sort of a “son” to him however Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan on Wednesday mentioned the all-rounder’s return to the facet this IPL season after an unanticipated pullout could be determined by the staff administration led by skipper MS Dhoni. Raina had final week left the CSK camp in Dubai amid 13 COVID-19 instances, together with nationwide staff seamer Deepak Chahar, however there was some controversy concerning an alleged breach of bio bubble, one thing the participant has categorically denied.
The previous BCCI president was initially livid with Raina’s departure however softened his stance later.
The participant additionally appeared to have spoken to Srinivasan and referred to as him a father determine in addition to indicating that he would possibly come again.
“I’ve handled him like one (son). The explanation for CSK’s success in IPL over time is due to the truth that franchise by no means poked its nostril into cricketing issues. India Cements is working cricket since ’60s. I’ll at all times stay like that,” Srinivasan advised PTI.
So, is he anticipating Raina to be again within the UAE and play within the IPL?
“Look, please perceive, that that is not my area (whether or not Raina will come again or not) in any respect,” the previous ICC and BCCI chief mentioned.
“We personal a staff, we personal the franchise however we don’t personal gamers. Group is ours however gamers usually are not. I do not personal the gamers,” he added.
For Srinivasan, the choice on Raina will lay with the staff administration, which suggests skipper Dhoni and CEO KS Viswanathan.
“I’m not the cricket captain. I’ve by no means advised them (staff administration) whom to play, whom to absorb the public sale, by no means. We now have the best captain of all instances. So, why shall I even intrude in cricketing issues?” Srinivasan mentioned.
CSK have been three-time champions within the high-profile league, shifted to UAE this yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
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