The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced to call off many bilateral series in the last two months. With series cancelled, many cricket boards have incurred massive losses. As things look to resume, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed their desire to travel to Sri Lanka for a limited-overs series.
The Men in Blues were playing against South Africa when the deadly virus hit the country. After a washout in the first ODI due to inclement weather in Dharamsala, BCCI called off the tournament. Since then, there have been no cricketing action whatsoever in the country.
As the apex body is working their way to resume training, treasurer Arun Dhumal expressed that they are open to travelling to Sri Lanka. This was in response to Sri Lankan Cricket board’s (SLC) letter to BCCI, offering to host India in a closed-door six-match tour (3 ODIs, 3 T20Is) in July end if they were ready to follow quarantine rules.
“It all depends on government directives pertaining to lockdown relaxations and travel restrictions. We are open to travel if it doesn’t compromise safety and health of our boys,” treasurer Arun Dhumal said.
Meanwhile, as far as SLC is concerned, they are going through a tumultuous position with no media rights holders. They are trying to attract a bidder with the India series which can turn out the most productive one. For India, BCCI is still awaiting government directives to arrange outdoor training camps. So far, the cricketers have had to keep themselves fit within the home.