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IPL 2020: Veteran spinner Harbhajan pulls out of tournament Filed on September 4, 2020
Chennai Super Kings spinner Harbhajan Singh (Twitter)

The 13th edition of the league will be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

Harbhajan Singh has become the latest Chennai Super Kings player to pull out of the Indian Premier League, the veteran Indian spinner confirmed on Friday.

Earlier Suresh Raina, Harbhajan's teammate, returned to India from Dubai before the CSK announced on their official Twitter handle that the left-handed batsman had pulled out of the tournament due to personal reasons.

But unlike Raina, Harbhajan didn't board the flight to Dubai when the three-time IPL winners arrived here for the 2020 edition of the cash-rich league.

And now it has been confirmed that the 2011 World Cup winner will not take part at all in the tournament in the UAE due to personal reasons.

"Dear Friends I will not be playing IPL this year due to personal reasons.These are difficult times and I would expect some privacy as I spend 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 on Friday. 

Harbhajan's decision has come on a day when the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is expected to announce the schedule for the IPL.

The 13th edition of the league will be played in the UAE from September 19 to November 10.

Barring the Chennai Super Kings, the rest of franchises have started their training sessions ahead of the tournament.

The Super Kings are likely to attend their first training session on Friday.


Rituraj Borkakoty

A big fan of the Argentina national football team, Rituraj generally writes on sports. But he deeply cherishes the time he spent with his favourite musician from Assam, India, for an interview. And he loves to bring human interest stories to Khaleej Times readers.

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