The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone including cricketers to lock themselves inside their house for over two months now. As the curve looks to flatten across the globe and people are resuming work, cricketers are likely to resume training soon. However, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal failed to give any time frame when the cricketers can return to on-field training.
However, things are completely different in India. The number of positive cases are still on a rise slowly touching the 2 lakh mark. Despite that, the Government of India has decided to ease the lockdown to open the economy which had witnessed a massive dent in the last few months.
BCCI not sure when cricketers will resume training
While cricketers from across the globe including England and Sri Lanka looks to resume training, Indian cricketers are yet to begin. While the National Cricket Academy (NCA) continues to plan for return, BCCI failed to give a time-frame for cricketers to resume training.
“The (resumption of) national camp is under review with the cricket operations team and NCA staff working out the possibility to have it as soon as possible. Different states are taking different measures (with regards to relaxation on lockdown), so we will take a call accordingly,” Dhumal told PTI.
“Everybody (players) comes from one or the other state. They can coordinate with their respective state association and train till the time it is safe for the entire team to get together,” he added.
Meanwhile, it has been a week the Indian Government has allowed the domestic flights to run. Arun Dhumal said that they will lock in the training locations only when the cricketers are 100 percent safe.
While England cricketers have already started training in batches, top Australian cricketers including David Warner and Steve Smith attended a practice session of New South Wales on Monday.