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India’s tours of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe cancelled

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India has postponed their tour to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe due to the mounting threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday confirmed the cancelation of the tours through their media release, where they said that the upcoming series will not be commenced on the due date for the travel restrictions.

“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 pandemic,” a press release said.

“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 202,” it added.

However, it hasn’t been cleared that both the series has been pushed back or is cancelled.

BCCI has also clarified their position about holding camps for their contracted players, who haven’t played any international matches or trained for over two months.

“As stated in the earlier press release issued on 17th May, the BCCI will conduct a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe to train outdoors. The BCCI is determined to take steps towards the resumption of international and domestic cricket, but it will not rush into any decision that will jeopardize the efforts put in by the Central and State governments and several other respective agencies in containing the spread of the coronavirus,” the release also said.

“The Office-Bearers have been taking note of advisories issued by the Government of India and the Board is committed to fully comply with the restrictions imposed and guidelines issued. The BCCI will continue to study and evaluate the changing situation,” it concluded.
 

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