From 1st June 2020, Indian Government have started steadily resuming the services that were suspended during the 69 days lockdown. Among many services, Indian Government have also resumed some outdoor activities to provide relief to business and sports organisations.
With all the outdoor activities allowed in green zone areas, the ‘Unlock 1.0’ has also boosted the chances of IPL 2020. However, for that Indian Government has to resume International flight services.
While some other Cricket Nations have started training of International Players in Bio-secure environment, Indian Cricketers have not played any cricket since the tour of New Zealand. Right after the New Zealand tour, BCCI has to suspend all the proposed International series and IPL because of CoViD-19 and now, the players will need at least 6-7 weeks training before getting match ready.
In a recent talk with Times Now, BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal opened up about the roadmap BCCI will look to follow to get cricket back on track. Arun Dhumal asserted that NCA is looking into the guidelines by state goverments and soon BCCI will take call on organising a training camp for all the contracted players in the second half of June. Dhumal is also optimistic about the things improving in near future and even Government of India is looking to resume International and National travels by June 30.
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“National Cricket Academy (NCA) is studying the guidelines given by state governments and we are discussing all possibilities, like potential venues and travel. Once we are 100% sure that we can get the players to one particular venue, we will.
“We have shortlisted venues, NCA is one, rest options being discussed but we are hopeful that in the second half of June, a camp will be possible if things keep on improving and especially with travel restrictions being eased,” BCCI Treasurer said while speaking to Times Now.