Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, a surplus amount of negativity has been spread across the globe. All the cricketing schedules have either been postponed or called off. The global health pandemic has halted all the major sports activities.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has expressed its wish to play three-match T20 series against South Africa in South Africa, however, one of the BCCI officials reckons that series in August seems impossible amidst the Coronavirus outbreak.
The official stressed the fitness level of the players. At present, amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, cricket players are either isolating at their homes or spending quarantine without any physical activity. Deprived of physical movement and no cricket for so long might have troubled their fitness levels. Consequently, they can not step in the ground at the international level straight. He thinks that the players shall go for tough training.
India vs South Africa seems quite impossible: BCCI
“See! This is not really possible Fitness training is one thing and training with the bat and ball is a completely different thing. We have guys who haven’t touched a bat or ball in a training environment in the last 50-60 days. How do you expect them to go out and play international matches?
“Yes, they have been doing their best to keep their fitness level up to the mark set by our trainers, but batting and bowling sessions will be needed,” he said according to the quint.
The official also stressed saying that series in August seems quite impossible but whenever the window will be available for both parties, BCCI will honor all its bilateral comments.
“Yes, like we have said before, the BCCI will honor all its bilateral commitments and if not currently, then as is suitable to both parties involved. But a series in South Africa in August is quite difficult,” the official further added.