Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) is considering Dubai as the venue for resume training for contracted Indian players from the next months. Currently, the players are training on their own as per guidelines amid the ongoing pandemic.
As the cases are rising at rapid speed in India, there seems no way for the BCCI to start collective training. Major cities like Mumbai, Kolkata and many more are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases even after implementing two months strict lockdown. So, the Indian board is exploring options to bring back cricket.
BCCI planning 6-week training camp:
According to the New Indian Express, the board his planning to send contracted players to Dubai for a 6-week training camp. The Board might officially announce the schedule after the BCCI Apex Council meeting on Friday (July 17).
The outbreak of the coronavirus has hashed the cricketing schedules. As per reports, the series between India and England in September will get postponed. Also, New Zealand A’s visit to the country next month will be called off.
“England were supposed to play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Obviously, in the current circumstances, England won’t be travelling to India,” a BCCI official told PTI.
Meanwhile, Team India’s player Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami and other cricketers have started their practices while following the safety norms of their area.
Team India to tour Australia later this year:
India is also scheduled to tour Australia to play three-match T20I, four-match Test and three-match ODI series later this year. The T20I series might get suspended if ICC T20 World Cup 2020 gets postponed scheduled in Australia.
BCCI is also planning to schedule the Indian Premier League later this year if it gets a window after the postponement of the ICC event.