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Group India camp earlier than Indian Premier League appears to be like uncertain | Cricket Information

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File Pic: Virat Kohli, proper, and Cheteswar Pujara throughout a follow session. (TOI Picture) NEW DELHI: The highest Indian cricketers are unlikely to have a nationwide camp at Motera previous to the Indian Premier League, bearing in mind their well […]


File Pic: Virat Kohli, proper, and Cheteswar Pujara throughout a follow session. (TOI Picture)

NEW DELHI: The highest Indian cricketers are unlikely to have a nationwide camp at Motera previous to the Indian Premier League, bearing in mind their well being and security amid a surge in COVID-19 instances within the nation.
There’s a excessive risk that every one the centrally contracted cricketers, save Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari (who do not characteristic in IPL), can be becoming a member of their respective IPL groups coaching camp in Dubai from the beginning.
Whereas BCCI Apex Council had zeroed in on the state-of-the-art Motera Stadium for the conditioning camp, the Gujarat Cricket Affiliation (GCA) is but to get any formal intimation from the BCCI.
“There have been media stories that camp will begin from August 18 and go on until September four however we have now no formal intimation from the BCCI until now,” a GCA official instructed PTI on situations of anonymity.
It’s learnt that there have been discussions on the difficulty that gamers travelling multi metropolis — from their houses to Ahmedabad after which Dubai — can expose themselves to extra well being threat on this current state of affairs and it is solely becoming that camp is placed on maintain in the meanwhile.
“In any case, the place is the logic of doing a pink ball camp earlier than IPL when they’re enjoying a very completely different format,” a senior IPL franchise official mentioned.
It would nicely be {that a} jumbo Indian squad would possibly begin their coaching in earnest after IPL as soon as they attain Australia.
The one fascinating half could be what’s in retailer for Pujara and Vihari — whether or not they proceed their particular person nets of their respective cities or BCCI arranges any particular session for them.

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