As reported earlier the BCCI is planning to resume training of the Indian cricket team once the lockdown restrictions get eased down by the government. But as per the version of the treasurer of the board, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli might not be able to join the camp.
The Indian government said that they would introduce the fourth phase of lockdown with some new rules and restrictions. The Indian cricket accordingly is hoping for the restrictions to be eased down and planning to start an isolated training camp for the cricketers by next week. in an interview with the news agency AFP, the BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that they are currently monitoring the training of the cricketers online. But everybody is keen to hit the ground as soon as possible.
“As of now, we are working, given the lockdown restrictions, through apps and online modes. The coaches and support staff are regularly in touch with the players,” said Dhumal. “Everybody would be keen to hit the ground and the idea is whenever we are ready for cricket to resume, they (the players) are able to give their 100 percent.”
The problem for the senior duo
For the players based in Mumbai, it will not be possible to join the team albeit. Mumbai has recorded almost 1000 coronavirus deaths as of now and every day the number of cases in increasing the Western city of India. So even if the government thinks of easing down the lockdown after May 17, the highly affected areas might have to follow the restrictions for more days. In such a scenario Indian captain Virat Kohli and the star opener Rohit Sharma cannot make it to the camp. “For players like Kohli and Rohit, the restrictions are there in Mumbai and might stay.”
The National Cricket Academy in Bangalore was working on the post-lockdown plans according to Dhumal. Regarding the mentality of the Indian cricket team members he said, “Everybody would be keen to hit the ground and the idea is whenever we are ready for cricket to resume, they (the players) are able to give their 100 percent.”