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Coronavirus Outbreak: After Sri Lanka tour, BCCI call off India's Zimbabwe visit in August

The BCCI on Friday called off Indian cricket team's short tour of Zimbabwe in August due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Outbreak: After Sri Lanka tour, BCCI call off India's Zimbabwe visit in August

The BCCI on Friday called off Indian cricket team's short tour of Zimbabwe in August due to the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Players of India cricket team train at Dharamsala ahead of 1st ODI. AP

File image of India cricketers during a training session. AP

The announcement was on expected lines after Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Thursday that India's limited overs tour in June-July was postponed indefinitely.

"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," BCCI secetary Jay Shah said in a statement.

"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," Shah added.

The Indian team is yet to resume training and the camp is unlikely to take place before July. The players will take around six weeks to be match ready.

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Updated Date: June 12, 2020 14:34:25 IST

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