Hope to organise a national camp in the latter half of June: Arun Dhumal, BCCI Treasurer


Arun Dhumal, the treasurer of the BCCI, has given a positive update in the progress of resumption of Cricket in India. Dhumal said that the board is looking for a window to organise a camp for all the contracted players in the second half of June.

Cricket Boards and administrations are busy in planning a way to bring the sport back in action. But before that, there needs to be rigourous practice sessions for the players due to the fact that they have been entirely out of touch from the game for the last couple of months.

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Talking about the same, Arun Dhumal said that the board is looking for an appropriate window for the players. He added that the board is also looking for the perfect playing venues as well. NCA is going through the guidelines issued by the state government and they are yet to come to a conclusion if they can bring every contracted player to a particular venue. He read out that the board has shortlisted venues and they are quite optimistic that they might get the opportunity to conduct a training session for the players once travel restrictions being eased.

Dhumal told Times Now, “National Cricket Academy (NCA) is studying the guidelines given by state governments and we are discussing all possibilities, like potential venues and travel. Once we are 100% sure that we can get the players to one particular venue, we will. We have shortlisted venues, NCA is one, rest options being discussed but we are hopeful that in the second half of June, a camp will be possible if things keep on improving and especially with travel restrictions being eased.”

The Indian Cricket team was last seen in action during their tour to New Zealand in the first week of March. The 3 match One Day International series against South Africa which was scheduled after the New Zealand tour had to be postponed, and the same happened with the Indian Premier League.