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Coronavirus: Virat Kohli-led India will not travel to Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, confirms BCCI

BCCI also issued an update on outdoor training for Team India players. The Virat Kohli-led side will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Coronavirus Virat Kohli-led India will not travel Sri Lanka Zimbabwe confirms BCCI
Mumbai, First Published Jun 12, 2020, 2:16 PM IST
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Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday (June 12) announced that the Indian cricket team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the current threat of COVID-19.

Team India, led by Virat Kohli, was originally scheduled to travel to the island nation from June 24 for three ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs starting August 22.

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“As stated in the earlier press release issued on 17th May, the BCCI will conduct a camp for its contracted players only when it is completely safe to train outdoors. The BCCI is determined to take steps towards the resumption of international and domestic cricket, but it will not rush into any decision that will jeopardize the efforts put in by the Central and State governments and several other respective agencies in containing the spread of the coronavirus,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a media advisory.

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“The Office-Bearers have been taking note of advisories issued by the Government of India and the Board is committed to fully comply with the restrictions imposed and guidelines issued. The BCCI will continue to study and evaluate the changing situation,” he added.

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