BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal: NCA and Cricket Operations working on resumption of game and national camp

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: Jun 01, 2020, 03:23 PM(IST)

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BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on Monday said that National Cricket Academy and cricket operations team are working on conducting a training camp for elite cricketers but retracted to put any time frame given the prevailing circumstances.

The treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Arun Dhumal on Monday said that National Cricket Academy and cricket operations team are working on conducting a training camp for elite cricketers but retracted to put any time frame given the prevailing circumstances.

Even though the central government has been taking gradual steps in opening up the economy, COVID-19 cases continue to witness a sharp spike in India while inching towards the 2-lakh mark. 

"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.

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"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," the treasurer once again stressed on the point he had stated before the start of the fourth phase of lockdown.

England cricketers have already started training in batches whereas Australian cricketers have also started their practice sessions with David Warner and Steve Smith attending a practice session in New South Wales on Monday.

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"The flights have just started. We will see the progress with regards to the flight situation and take them to a safe location where we are 100 per cent sure of their safety then we can organise that. We are looking into that."

"They can be moved out to a safe location and from there they can join the camp as and when it happens. As I said, we are looking at all the options," said Dhumal when asked about the two-star players.
 

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