Top level Cricket action set to return next month inform of the Test series between England and West Indies from 8th of July. However, Indian fans are still at bay as the much anticipated IPL and Sri Lanka series has been suspended indefinitely amid lockdown. While, all attempts are being made to resume cricket in the nation- BCCI president Sourav Ganguly comes with up a statement which puts the questions to bed.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian players are also not at all in a hurry to return to the field as cases of Covid-19 as been booming through out the nation. Ganguly, while speaking to a news channel, clarified that there is no possibility of starting the camp for players before August. He told ABP News that it could be only resumed after August.
Speaking to the channel on Sunday, Ganguly said - Team India's camp starting before August is unlikely. However, some players have been seen having private practice sessions.Few players who were seen having private practice sessions were Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Cheteshwar Pujara.
The Covid-19 epidemic has had a huge impact on the schedule of the Indian cricket team.As the board has postponed several series due to this global epidemic. The first South African team returned in March without playing the series. This year's IPL has been postponed indefinitely. The Indian team was to tour Sri Lanka earlier in June and play a series with Zimbabwe in August. But all these have been postponed for now indefinitely.
Regarding the IPL, however, it has been made clear by BCCI that it wants to get it done and have been putting forward several ways to make it happen. As per several reports-The board is eyeing the September-November window. The Asia Cup is scheduled in September this year and the T20 World Cup in October-November. However, the hosts have already made it clear that they cannot get it done this year. If the World Cup gets postponed for this year, the board may seek a window for the Indian Premier League.
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