Covid-19 impact: India’s tour of Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka called off
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: June 13, 2020 8:02:05 am


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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday called off the Indian cricket crew’s brief tour of Zimbabwe in August because of the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The announcement was on anticipated strains after Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Thursday that India’s limited-overs tour in June-July was postponed indefinitely.

Team India was initially scheduled to journey to the island nation from 24th June 2020 for 3 ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a collection comprising three ODIs beginning 22nd August 2020.

However, the BCCI will conduct a camp for its contracted gamers solely when it’s utterly secure to coach outdoor.

In a press release launched the board mentioned, “The BCCI is decided to take steps in the direction of the resumption of worldwide and home cricket, but it surely is not going to rush into any determination that may jeopardize the efforts put in by the Central and State governments and several other different respective businesses in containing the unfold of the coronavirus.”

“The Office-Bearers have been taking note of advisories issued by the Government of India and the Board is committed to fully comply with the restrictions imposed and guidelines issued. The BCCI will continue to study and evaluate the changing situation.”

The Indian crew is but to renew coaching and the camp is unlikely to happen earlier than July. The gamers will take round six weeks to be match prepared.

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The Indian crew was final seen in motion within the dwelling ODI collection towards South Africa, which was postponed after the primary match amid the rising coronavirus risk. Even the primary match of that collection couldn’t happen resulting from rain.

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