BCCI to shut down office, employees told to work from home during COVID-19 outbreak
By: PTI | New Delhi |

Updated: March 16, 2020 8:26:11 pm

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The COVID-19 pandemic has pressured India’s greatest sports activities physique BCCI to just about shut down its headquarter in Mumbai from Tuesday with its employees being suggested to work from home.

It has been learnt that the employees have been requested to “work from home” with all of the cricketing operations already being suspended until additional discover.

“The BCCI employees were today notified that the headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium will be as good as closed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. All the staffers have been advised to work from home,” a high supply from the Board told PTI on the situation of anonymity.

“However, if someone still wants to come, they can,” he added.

The BCCI final Friday postponed the IPL-13 from March 29 to April 15 together with all different home tournaments, together with the Irani Cup and the Women’s Challenger Trophy.

India has up to now reported 114 constructive instances with two deaths. The world demise toll has crossed 6,000 and the variety of contaminated is over 160,000.

In India in addition to throughout the globe, increasingly corporations are encouraging their employees to work from home in these crucial instances and no surprise, the BCCI can also be going the identical manner.

It has been learnt that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) has additionally stopped its varied zonal camps although rehabilitation programmes on the Bengaluru centre was nonetheless on as on Monday.

The IPL franchises have additionally known as off their pre-tournament coaching camps with Royal Challengers Bangalore being the most recent.

“Keeping in mind the health and safety of everyone involved, the RCB Training Camp scheduled to start on the 21st of March has been deferred until further notice. We request everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry and stay safe,” RCB tweeted.

The RCB outfit is led by Indian cricket workforce skipper Virat Kohli.

The IPL franchisees had been engaged in a convention name, exploring the attainable choices amongst themselves after their assembly with the BCCI brass in Mumbai on Saturday.

With the IPL already dropping out on 17 days, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has hinted that one of many choices could possibly be a “truncated IPL”, however provided that the scenario improves by April 15.

In case of a truncated IPL, eight groups could possibly be divided into two teams with the highest 4 going into the knockouts.

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