India’s tour of Zimbabwe, which was scheduled for August have been called off by the BCCI owing to the “current threat of Covid-19”.
India were scheduled to tour Zimbabwe for three ODIs starting August 22.
The sporting scenario has come to a standstill due to COVID-19 outbreak. Team India, who last braced the field against South Africa at Dharamsala, has been away from the sport for over three months now.
There has been an upsurge in the COVID-19 cases in India. Considering the current scenario, the BCCI is in no rush to resume the cricketing action and put the players’ life at risk.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that the Indian Cricket Team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the current threat of COVID-19.
Team India was originally scheduled to travel to the island nation from 24th June 2020 for three ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs starting 22nd August 2020.
Following the end of the fourth lockdown, many players had resorted to outdoor training after a long time. However, many players including skipper Virat Kohli are stuck in Mumbai where the COVID-19 situation is worst.
After being away from the sport for a few months, the players will have to spend ample amount in the nets before resuming international action.
However, there’s no certainty whatsoever over the resumption of cricketing action in the country.
As stated in an earlier press release, the BCCI will conduct a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe to train outdoors.