Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI], on Monday, revealed that the cricket operations and National Cricket Academy [NCA] are working closely on organizing a training camp for elite Indian cricketers, but he didn’t commit to any specific time period for the same.
The coronavirus cases have been steadily growing in India but despite that, the Indian government has begun to open the economy gradually.
“The (resumption of) national camp is under review with the cricket operations team and NCA staff working out the possibility to have it as soon as possible. Different states are taking different measures (with regards to relaxation on lockdown), so we will take a call accordingly,” Arun Dhumal told PTI.
Arun Dhumal added: “Everybody (players) comes form one or the other state. They can coordinate with their respective stat association and train till the time it is safe for the entire team to get together,” the treasurer once again stressed on the point he had stated before start of fourth phase of lockdown,”
“It is difficult to put a time frame to it”- BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal on when the training camp will commence
The domestic flights have begun their operations but Arun Dhumal reiterated that the BCCI will lock in a location for the training camp after it has 100 percent ascertained the safety of all those involved.
“The flights have just started. We will see the progress with regards to the flight situation and take them to a safe location where we are 100 percent sure of their safety then then we can organise that. We are looking into that.”
While Dhumal said that it is difficult to put a time frame on the commencement of the camp, when asked how Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, who are currently in Mumbai, where more than 40000 cases have been reported, will join the camp, he said that both of them can be moved to a safe location from where they can join if and when the camp takes place.
” They can be moved out to a safe location and from there they can join the camp as and when it happens. As I said, we are looking at all the options,” said Arun Dhumal.