CSK suspend team doctor for ‘PM Cares’ jibe on India-China face-off
By: Express News Service |

Updated: June 17, 2020 10:50:49 pm


Dr Madhu Thottappillil has had been with CSK as their team doctor for eight seasons. (Source: IPL)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have suspended their team doctor Madhu Thottappillil for his tweet that apparently aimed a dig on the PM CARES Fund, tagging it to the information of 20 Indian Armymen who misplaced their lives preventing towards Chinese troops at Galwan valley.

“Just curious if the Coffins will come back with a ‘PM Cares’ sticker on them?” Dr Thottappillil tweeted. The IPL franchise distanced itself from the remark, calling it “personal”, though they suspended their team doctor.

“The Chennai Super Kings Management was not aware of the personal tweet of Dr. Madhu Thottappillil. He has been suspended from his position as the Team Doctor,” CSK posted.

The franchise additionally regretted the tweet. “Chennai Super Kings regrets his tweet which was without the knowledge of the Management and in bad taste.”

Dr Thottappillil has had been with CSK as their team doctor for eight seasons. His tweets are protected, and solely authorized followers can see them. His Twitter profile mentions: “Views strictly my own”. So why did the franchise sanction him for a private tweet, carrying a private opinion?

“See, basically he was wearing a CSK T-Shirt and everybody identified him as the doctor of CSK. So that doesn’t give a correct picture of his personal opinion. There were lots of tweets coming into CSK, ‘is it the opinion of CSK’? So, we have to clarify that it is not the opinion of CSK, it is his personal opinion and since that was in bad taste, as management of CSK we should take action. We have taken action by suspending him,” CSK chief govt Kasi Viswanathan informed The Indian Express.

When contacted, Dr Thottappillil knowledgeable through a textual content message that he wouldn’t wish to make any remark or assertion.

csk doctor tweet, chennai super kings, csk team doctor, dr. Madhu Thottappillil, csk indian army, indian army modi, indian army pm, india china clash CSK team doctor Madhu Thottappillil (L) with the IPL trophy. (Source: IG/SureshRaina)

CSK haven’t but determined about issuing a show-cause discover, however the team doctor will likely be given a possibility to clarify his aspect of the story. “We will hear his explanation. Whether he will be issued a show-cause notice, subsequent (to his suspension), the management will take care of (it). We have already spoken to him. We have already told him that he has been suspended. He is aware of it,” Viswanathan stated.

Twenty Indian Army personnel, together with the commanding officer of 16 Bihar, have been killed Monday evening in violent clashes with Chinese troops in a massive flare-up on the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

With regards to the PM CARES Fund, it was set as much as fight, comprise and supply aid within the nation’s struggle towards the coronavirus pandemic. Some Opposition leaders, nonetheless, have questioned its transparency.

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