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KXIP Deny Karun Nair Having COVID-19, referring to it as "Mild Fever"

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KXIP Deny Karun Nair Having COVID-19, referring to it as "Mild Fever"
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|| CF Correspondent ||

A day after reports came that India batsman Karun Nair recovering from COVID-19 going around on social media, Kings XI Punjab - the franchise he plays for in the Indian Premier League (IPL), has denied that he was getting infected by the COVID-19. Team CEO Satish Menon informed to the Times of India that he only had "mild fever".

“This is absurd, there is no truth in these reports. He had some mild fever, that’s all. Nothing to do with coronavirus. He’s perfectly alright and has started training. All our boys have started their training in their respective cities,” Menon was quoted as saying in The Times of India (TOI).

“The team management is very particular about all the social distancing guidelines and SOPs given by the BCCI. We are making sure there is no compromise on any of that. In fact, the management will educate each player individually about the risks involved and the importance of keeping a safe distance from the deadly virus,” he further added.

Kings XI Punjab coach Anil Kumble, on the other hand, has been keeping a close eye on players' fitness, and also working virtually with the youngsters.

“Kumble has been very busy monitoring the players’ training and fitness once the dates of the IPL had been announced. Not only the Karnataka players, the head coach is also virtually keeping an eye on youngsters like Ishan Porel, who is training in Kolkata,” Menon added.

However, the CEO also shared that they are thinking to take eight practice bowlers to the UAE for the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league. After reaching the UAE, they will stay in Dubai and will also undergo quarantine for six days.

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