On Sunday the Indian Government relaxed the restriction on the sports stadiums and complexes, which can open but spectators are not allowed.
“Sports complexes and stadia will be permitted to open; however, spectators will not be allowed,” the MHA press release stated.
With these relaxations, speculation was around that Indian Premier League can be hosted in near future. But BCCI Treasurer thinks IPL is not possible at the moment because of the domestic and international air travel.
“The IPL at the moment is not possible because travel restrictions are still there. So, how can you have the IPL without any travel happening? We are studying these guidelines and will study state governments’ guidelines also. Accordingly, we will plan,” Dhumal told The Indian Express.
Dhumal further said that the players can go to stadiums for individual training, but team training is not possible as all players are at different locations.
“At a local level, cricketers can go to stadiums and resume outdoor training. But the entire team cannot get together because players are scattered,” Dhumal said.
BCCI has also released the statement on the guidelines issued by the government in which it said that “the BCCI will wait further before organising a skill-based training camp for contracted players.”