India tour of Sri Lanka in August 2020
India tour of Sri Lanka in August 2020

This should come as a piece of good news for fans who have been missing out on all the international cricketing action due to the coronavirus pandemic. Virat Kohli and the Indian stars could be back on the field to lock horns with familiar foes Sri Lanka in August in a limited-overs series.

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.

England Announced List of Players to Resume Training

Earlier England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) released a list of 55 players who can resume their training. Due to the corona virus pandemic all scheduled sports events has been called off and players too restricted to resume their training.

On May 29 ECB lists names of the 55 men’s national players and permit them to resume their training to prepare for behind-closed-doors cricket, subject to UK Government clearance.

The ECB continues to work closely with its county partners to provide a safe and efficient return to practice for players, and is grateful for the support of the counties in assisting with the coaching provision across this period.

ECB also confirmed squads for specific formats will be announced in the coming days.

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