The club has been engaging the fans virtually by having Zoom calls on preview and match days, and making up for the ones who could not experience the euphoria of standing in a sea of yellow.
Dhoni has not played since India's semifinal exit from the ODI World Cup last year in July and his comeback is a highly anticipated sub-plot of this year's IPL, which starts on September 19.
As reported by this newspaper, international players, probables for the upcoming Ranji Trophy and other state cricketers will be given access to use the nets in the initial period.
Some of the top cricketing stars from around the world — Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Saeed Anwar, Matthew Hayden and Dwayne Bravo — have sought his help when their footwear.
With people advised to avoid crowded places, it remains to be seen what the CSK or civic authorities decide on big gatherings at the Stadium.
The three stands were sealed after the 2011 World Cup owing to various issues, depriving the city the opportunity to host matches at various events, including the World T20 in 2016 and the IPL final.
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Going to watch Chennai Super Kings' IPL match? Here is a list of items, practices banned in Chepauk Stadium
More than 2,000 police personnel would be deployed in Chepauk and, as a precautionary measure, several items and practices inside the stadium have been banned.
Opposition to IPL matches to be held here intensified today with a pro-Tamil outfit agitating over Cauvery issue threatening to hold protests outside the game venue tomorrow.