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India News24.com | India axe Zimbabwe cricket tour over coronavirus

India News24.com | India axe Zimbabwe cricket tour over coronavirus


Virat Kohli looks to be like on at some stage in day two of the basic Test between Fresh Zealand and India at Basin Reserve on 22 February 2020 in Wellington.

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India known as off their cricket tour of Zimbabwe over the coronavirus on Friday, a day after their upcoming time out to Sri Lanka used to be moreover cancelled.

The Board of Adjust for Cricket in India (BCCI) added that it may perhaps perhaps perhaps now not “drag into any decision” about resuming practicing camps for India’s avid gamers.

After Sri Lanka’s board revealed on Thursday that this month’s consult with by India used to be off, the tour of Zimbabwe in August had moreover regarded in jeopardy.

“The Indian cricket team is now not going to dawdle to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the original chance of Covid-19,” a BCCI suppose stated.

India had been because of dawdle to Sri Lanka on 24 June for 3 ODIs and three Twenty20s, and then launch a three-ODI Zimbabwe tour on 22 August.

The BCCI is hoping to squeeze within the lucrative Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, on assist since March, earlier than the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to opt suppose in October and November.

India’s subsequent time out is a basic, money-spinning tour of Australia for 3 ODIs, four Checks and three T20s starting in October.

Even supposing India’s authorities has allowed stadiums to reopen at some stage within the national coronavirus lockdown, the BCCI stated it used to be now not about to resume practicing.

“The BCCI will conduct a camp for its reduced in dimension avid gamers handiest when it is fully stable to practice outside,” stated BCCI.

“The BCCI is effect apart to opt steps in direction of the resumption of worldwide and domestic cricket, however this is now not going to drag into any decision that can jeopardise the efforts effect apart in by the central and suppose governments.”

India has been reporting nearly 10 000 new cases every single day, with the total death toll standing at about 8 500.