Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma could remain stranded in Mumbai when India return to training, says BCCI official – cricket


As Indian cricket team gets able to come out of almost two-month nationwide lockdown to renew out of doors training, there’s a doubt that senior team members – skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma could not sign up for them. As per reports, The Board of Regulate for Cricket in India (BCCI) could allow the players to go back to training by next week, after the government announces easing down of nationwide restrictions because of Covid-19. But Kohli, and Rohit, who stay in the pandemic-stricken Mumbai, might still have to stay within their homes, as hard restrictions are still expected to remain in the city.

Speaking in an interview to news agency AFP, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said: “For players like Kohli and Rohit, the restrictions are there in Mumbai and might stay.”

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The BCCI official further added that after the easing down of lockdown, the players might return for “some skill-based training” outdoors in several parts of the country.

He further added that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore is being prepared to carry out the post-lockdown plan for the players, in order that it may be adapted according to the restrictions in place.

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“As of now we are working, provided the lockdown restrictions, through apps and online modes. The coaches and strengthen staff are ceaselessly in touch with the players,” said Dhumal. “Everybody would be eager to hit the ground and the idea is whenever we are able for cricket to renew, they (the players) are ready to give their 100 percent.”

India are scheduled to play a series against Sri Lanka in July, but it is expected to be called off.

(With AFP inputs)

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