Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach Michael Hussey is expected to return to his home, Australia, on Sunday, May 16 after testing negative for Covid-19.

Hussey will reportedly fly directly to Australia as their government will lift the ban on passengers arriving from India from May 15.

In CSK's clan, bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji also tested negative for COVID-19. According to the Times of India, he returned home from the quarantine center in Chennai after getting the result.

"It will be a big relief for him. He (Hussey) will at least be able to go home directly. It was an extremely stressful situation for one and all. For now, our objective is to ensure that everyone stays safe. It's good that Hussey and Balaji are now better," a source told Times of India.

The 2021 edition of the lucrative franchise Twenty20 tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL), was suspended midway due to several Covid cases reported inside the bubble and the devastating outbreak in India.

Following the outbreak, Australia PM Scott Morrison banned travellers from India from entering Australia until May 15, threatening rule-breakers -- including Australian citizens -- with prison time.

There is speculation the IPL may resume midway through September.