Cash rich Indian Premier Leagues defending champions Mumbai Indians will start training from Thursday at the Reliance Corporate Park in Ghansoli. Though there is no updates on IPL 2020 schedules the four times trophy winner Mumbai Indians starts their practice session from Thursday.
BCCI still didn’t confirmed any cricket sports events in and around nation. The most anticipated event of the year IPL has suspended till further notice by BCCI. In this uncertain situation one of the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians opens their training camp.
However, there’s no clarity when competitive cricket will get underway in the country with more coronavirus cases being reported everyday.
“Mumbai Indians have given the option of training to us,” Suryakumar Yadav told The Indian Express “I am eagerly looking forward to getting there. There is nothing like the feeling of holding the bat again. I have hardly stepped out of home in the last two months and have certainly missed playing.”
MI cricketers including captain Rohit Sharma, allrounder Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, and wicketkeeper-batsman Aditya Tare and Yadav, who live in Mumbai, have been extended the invitation to resume training.
Safety protocols will be followed including social distancing measures. “We are told that all guidelines will be followed including social distancing. And that we might practice with the bowling machine and get some time to bat in the middle,” Yadav said.
India tour of Sri Lanka
According to the report, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has given the nod to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for the tour, according to a report in ‘The Island’.
The series was originally slated to take place in July, but was put on hold due to the pandemic. India was supposed to play three ODIs and the same number of T20Is during the brief tour. By the looks of it, it seems the tour will take place, but not as scheduled.
With most governments relaxing the lockdown with allowing travel, the SLC is confident it will get the clearance to conduct the series. The series would also help the revenue of the SLC, who have incurred losses, like most cricket boards during the testing times.