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Coronavirus: Virat Kohli and Co likely to head to Bengaluru for ‘isolation camp’

Virat Kohli and his teammates could return to training as BCCI is planning an 'isolation camp' for the Indian cricketers amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown

Coronavirus Virat Kohli and co likely isolation camp Bengaluru NCA
Bengaluru, First Published May 15, 2020, 12:34 PM IST

Bengaluru: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to hold an “isolation camp” for its cricketers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli and Co could return to training as the world continues to battle the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). However, it is still not confirmed when the Indian players will return to training.

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday (May 14) put in place measures as its cricketers will return to training next week.

Now, a BCCI official told The Times of India about the plans of holding an “isolation camp” at the NCA in Bengaluru. The NCA is located in the M Chinnaswamy Stadium premises.

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“The safety of the players is the board's priority. We will have to work on the logistics and see if Bengaluru is safe enough. If things don't look absolutely fine, then we will look for areas in the country which fall outside the containment zones. The camp will be sanitised. And there is also an option of opening up local stadiums to senior players,” a BCCI official told the newspaper.

“The players, team management, and the cricket operations team are constantly in touch to deal with every issue,” the official added.

If you look at the England model, players’ temperatures will be checked before they arrive for training and physios will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to treat any injuries to the cricketers.

The BCCI has not officially revealed its plan. So far, the players have been staying at home as India continues to remain in a lockdown until May 17.

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