The cricketers might get back to training if the Government eases restrictions, BCCI Treasurer Arun Dhumal told PTI on Thursday.
“Yes, the BCCI is exploring options to see how our players can start their skill-based outdoor training provided there are favourable guidelines from central government post May 18,” Dhumal said.
The cricket and other sporting events have been either postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Indian Premier League (IPL) which was slated to begin at the end of March was first postponed till April and then for an indefinite time.
The fifth and final day of the Ranji Trophy 2019/20 final saw no spectators in the stands. Saurashtra etched their name in the record books to lift the trophy for the first time in history after defeating Bengal on Friday at the SCA.
The Road Safety World Series featuring Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Jonty Rhodes along with some big former players has also been canceled. Irfan Pathan, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Wasim Akram, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chaminda Vaas were a part of this tournament.
India only toured New Zealand earlier this year where they won the T20I series but suffered a defeat in Tests and ODIs.
The Men in Blue were later scheduled to play a three-match ODI series against South Africa but the first encounter was washed away due to rain while the other two were canceled due to COVID-19 outburst.
The cricketing boards and players have also come up to help the country in different ways. While some donated big amount of money in the PM Cares fund and CM relief funds, others took the responsibility of feeding the poor people.