Fielding two groups concurrently could proceed if COVID challenges persist: BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal


Many main sequence and tournaments have been suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Arun Dhumal
Arun Dhumal. (Photograph by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP by way of Getty Pictures)

In a uncommon incidence, followers will see two completely different Indian cricket groups taking part in concurrently subsequent month. Whereas the Virat Kohli-led facet can be in England for a five-match Take a look at sequence, Shikhar Dhawan will marshal the limited-overs workforce in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Sri Lanka. Though these coinciding fixtures are introduced to make for the misplaced time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many consider that this might be a norm.

Notably, many journey and isolation protocols have been enforced after the virus got here into the image. Owing to this, ‘bio-bubble fatigue’ has grow to be a standard time period within the sporting world. Talking of the identical, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal stated it’s potential that India might proceed fielding two completely different groups if the coronavirus problem persists.

“It’s a particular chance that India might play one other limited-overs tour with a youthful squad whereas the principle workforce gamers are taking part in elsewhere or want a break. The COVID-19 associated restrictions additionally must be factored in,” Dhumal was quoted as saying by NDTV.

Fielding two Indians will enable the occurring of extra limited-overs cricket: Arun Dhumal

Highlighting the ridiculous depth of the Indian squad, Dhumal additionally stated that fielding two nationwide groups would enable extra white-ball cricket to happen. He additionally talked in regards to the monetary dent cricket our bodies have suffered from the postponement and suspension of main sequence and tournaments.

“It (two India squads) additionally exhibits the stable bench energy of the Indian workforce and offers us a possibility to organise extra bilateral cricket and assist different boards that are dealing with monetary challenges amid the pandemic. It’s crucial to provide you with new concepts to cope with the lack of bilateral cricket that has occurred over the past 18 months,” he asserted.

In the meantime, BCCI has named six uncapped gamers in India’s squad for Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, many of the gamers within the camp are confirmed IPL stars and are anticipated to do effectively within the Island nation. Alternatively, the Take a look at workforce, earlier than the England sequence, will meet New Zealand within the much-awaited ICC World Take a look at Championship last towards New Zealand.

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