July 12, 2020

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BCCI calls off India’s tours to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday (June 12) called-off Team India’s tour to Zimbabwe owing to the current coronavirus outbreak scare.

The board recently also cancelled India’s series against Sri Lanka too.

The Men In Blue were scheduled to take on the Lankans from June 24 in three ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs starting on August 22.

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that the Indian Cricket Team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the current threat of COVID-19,” the BCCI said in a release.

BCCI further stated that it “will conduct a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe to train outdoors”.

The coronavirus outbreak brought most sports activities to a halt with players practising social distancing and self-isolation during the pandemic.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, BCCI decided to postpone the kick-off the IPL 2020 until further notice.

The opening match of this year’s IPL was supposed to be played between the most successful teams of IPL – defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) and CSK – at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 29.

The coronavirus scare has also put the T20 World Cup in Australia at risk, which the International Cricket Council (ICC) reconsidering their options to go ahead with the iconic event with the world-wide pandemic situation still going on.

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