After the postponement of the SL tour, the BCCI discontinued the Zimbabwe tour. Cricket news

After the postponement of the SL tour, the BCCI discontinued the Zimbabwe tour. Cricket news

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New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday termed the Indian cricket team’s tour of Zimbabwe short because of the threat posed by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The development was on expected lines following the announcement by Sri Lanka Cricket on Thursday to postpone India’s limited overs tour in June-July indefinitely.
“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Friday that the Indian cricket team would not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe due to the current threat of COVID-19,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a statement.
Shah said, “Team India was originally scheduled to travel to the island nation for three ODIs from 24 June 2020 and for several T20Is and Zimbabwe, including a series of three ODIs starting from 22 August 2020. ”
Three lakh coronovirus cases have been reported in India with over 8500 deaths.
The Indian team is yet to be trained and the camp is unlikely to be held before July. It will take players about six weeks to prepare the match.
Shah, in the release, reiterated the board’s stand that it would conduct training camps only when it is safe to do so.
“… BCCI will organize a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe for training outside.
“The BCCI is determined to take steps towards reintroducing international and domestic cricket, but it will not jeopardize efforts by the Central and State Governments and many other related agencies in the proliferation of coronavirus.”
He also said that the BCCI is constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation in the country and would call for resumption of cricket activities after considering all government guidelines.
“The office-bearers are taking note of the consultations issued by the Government of India and the board is committed to fully following the restrictions and guidelines issued.
“The BCCI will continue to study and evaluate the changing circumstances,” Shah said.


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