Amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic, the sporting events across the globe got adversely affected. The cricketing world too suffered a major blow because of the health crises. The money-spinning Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed indefinitely pertaining to the lockdown orders. The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) will suffer a major financial blow if the IPL gets canceled this year.
Apart from the IPL, BCCI had to call-off many domestic and international matches because of the travel restriction imposed by the government. However, now that the lockdown measures are slowly being lifted, BCCI is looking forward to start the training sessions. The BCCI believes that it will be able to “pull something off” towards the end of June as the discussions are on about the resumption of training.
A source within BCCI said, “We will shift players to one place when 100 percent confident. For training, NCA has been discussed. We may look for other options as well, we need to keep in mind the state restrictions on travel and monsoon before taking a decision.”
The source further added, “We should be able to pull something off towards the end of June. Cricketers are waiting to get back on the field. It has been a really long time since sports stopped but as of now we are figuring out a concrete plan to resume.”
Meanwhile, doubts hover over the T20 World Cup that will be held in Australia later this year. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued strict guidelines which everyone will have to adhere to when the cricketing activities begin.
Team India is scheduled to tour Australia in December where they will play first away day-night Test match.