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India's tour of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe called off, confirm BCCI

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IND tour of SL and ZIM called off

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India's tour of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe called off, confirm BCCI

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Press Release

06/12/2020

The BCCI have confirmed that team India's tour of Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe, that were scheduled to take place towards the latter half of the year, have been called off due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The board further confirmed that they will hold a camp for players once the situation is deemed safe.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced that the Indian Cricket Team will not travel to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe owing to the current threat of COVID-19. Team India was originally scheduled to travel to the island nation from 24th June 2020 for three ODIs and as many T20Is and to Zimbabwe for a series comprising three ODIs starting 22nd August 2020.

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.

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.

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