No training camp for Team India before August: BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly

The Indian board was planning to organise a camp for its cricketers sometime next month.

Indian team last played an international match in March 2020 | AFPAhead of stepping on the park whenever the COVID-19 lockdown is over, cricketers will have to regain an optimum level of fitness so that their bodies are ready to go through the grind and take the kind of workload international athletes are expected to endure.

Moreover, batsmen and bowlers will also have to hone their primary skills before featuring in a competitive match.

Therefore, the BCCI was looking to organise a camp for its cricketers sometime next month. But it seems that the board’s planning has met with a setback.

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As per a report published in ABP News, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that the camp planned by the board for its players is unlikely to start before the month of August.

Even though there is no clarity about India’s next fixture yet, top cricketers are slowly but steadily getting back to training.

Recently, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ishant Sharma took to social media and shared photos, videos of their outdoor training.

Meanwhile, the international cricket is set to return after a lengthy COVID-19 hiatus with the England-West Indies Test series. The three-Test series, which will be played in bio-secure environment, slated to start from July 8 in Southampton.

Furthermore, a 31-member Pakistan contingent arrived in Manchester early on Monday to begin their preparations for the tour of England, where they will play three Tests and equal number of T20Is in August and September.


By Salman Anjum - 29 Jun, 2020

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