Mumbai Indians have started training at the Reliance Stadium at Ghansoli in the outskirts of Mumbai from Thursday, June 11 for the 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
Mumbai Indians has become the first team to officially restart their practice. Mumbai Indians have invited all the big players including skipper Rohit Sharma, all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, batsmen Suryakumar Yadav, Aditya Tare and pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni. Though management has stated clearly that the training season is not mandatory.
“Mumbai Indians have given the option of training to us. I am eagerly looking forward to getting there. There is nothing like the feeling of holding the bat again. I have hardly stepped out of home in the last two months and have certainly missed playing,” Suryakumar Yadav was quoted as saying by the Indian Express.
“We are told that all guidelines will be followed including social distancing. And that we might practice with the bowling machine and get some time to bat in the middle,” Yadav said.
While there is no clear picture available when will IPL happen. Meanwhile, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had written a letter to the affiliate members and state units last night stating that the BCCI is ready to host the IPL behind closed doors and all options are being explored.