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BCCI: Too early to take a call on IPL 2020

The treasurer of the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), Arun Dhumal is of the view to not make a call on the Indian Premier League (IPL) in hurry.

He thinks that hurrying for making a decision can hamper the fight with the Coronavirus. Considering the government’s allowance and policies, training camps will be started first before kicking off the league.

However, the reliable reports suggest that the board to wait for at least 12 months for rescheduling IPL as the players’ safety from the Coronavirus matters the most and is a priority as well.

As the situations are just a bit ease, rescheduling behind closed doors might be taken under consideration. According to Dhumal, no rushing decisions would be made.

“Taking into account the restrictions on air travel and movement of people till May 31, the BCCI will wait further before organizing a skill-based training camp for its contracted players,” Dhumal said as quoted by Wisden.

“The board reiterates that the safety and well-being of its athletes and support staff is paramount and will not rush into any decision that can hamper or jeopardize India’s efforts in containing the spread of the virus,” he added.

“The BCCI will study guidelines at the state level and will work in sync with state cricket associations to chalk out a program for skill-based training at a local level,” Dhumal said.

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Zainab Shafiq is the content writer working for different sports websites covering the news from domestic to international levels.

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