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India’s new chief selector Sunil Joshi has expressed his desire of kick-starting team India’s domestic cricketing campaign with the T20s. Due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the entire domestic cricket circuit in India has come to a halt.

With talks surrounding cricketing action to resume, Sunil Joshi has made it clear that he wants the T20s to start the campaign for the Indian domestic circuit. Being the national selector, selecting the national squad for the ICC T20 World Cup will be the biggest challenge that Sunil Joshi will encounter this year and this is why he wants to have a look at players’ performance in the T20s.

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Sunil Joshi has now clearly stated that the focus in domestic cricket will be on the T20s so that a stable team can be elected going into the T20 World Cup.

Sunil Joshi Wants India To Begin Their Campaign With T20s.

Sunil Joshi, Team India’s chief selector, held a meeting with his fellow selectors recently. Mumbai Mirror reports that the selection panel wants the board to start the season with Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, India’s premier domestic T20 tournament. Staging it before IPL will, of course, help the players to prepare for the T20 league and the T20 World Cup.

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Sunil Joshi. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Major Cricketing Events Come To A Hold After Coronavirus Outbreak

The sporting spectrum has also faced a lot due to the outbreak of the pandemic. Major cricketing action all across the globe has come to a standstill. India has also suffered a massive loss due to the rapid spread of the virus, and the entire country has come to a grinding halt. India was in a 21-day national lockdown from March 25, and now the nation-wide lockdown has been extended until May 17.

Recently, the IPL 2020 was suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus outbreak. To the disappointment of the cricket fans, the India-South Africa ODI series has also been called off. Apart from it, the Road Safety World Series has also been suspended.

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IPL Trophy. Photo by: Deepak Malik /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

The ECB had decided to postpone the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka due to the coronavirus pandemic. The series was to be a part of the World Test Championship (WTC).

All the English players playing in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) were called back immediately, and the tournament has been postponed.

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