Coronavirus has brought the Earth and its specifications and activities to a standstill. Economies, businesses, sports, and in fact every minor thing has been affected. Cricket, being one of the major and lovable sport, has been influenced adversely due to the lockdown across the globe amid Coronavirus outbreak.
Also, as there are no physical activities amidst the outbreak, players have been deprived of professional workout for so long which has affected their fitness level. Hence, training camps are a must before stepping into the ground for International cricket.
Dinesh Karthik: Four weeks of training would be required, the body has been in the zombie mode
Dinesh Karthik, the Indian cricketer thinks, before stepping towards the international level and being able to play professional cricket, the training for almost four weeks would be required.
“I think the transition will be very tough. I think at least a minimum of four weeks, you need to start slowly, first, it will be quality and then slowly increase the quantity and then the intensity. Right now the lockdown has eased a lot in Chennai, so you can get permission and go and practice, so I am planning to do that but I will do it gradually … the body has been completely in zombie mode, with me sitting at home and not doing much,” he said while speaking to ESPNCricinfo.
Earlier, the treasurer of BCCI, Arun Dhumal has revealed BCCI is hopeful of organizing the training camps in the second half of July.
Arun Dhumal revealed NCA is reading the guidelines given by state government in order to discuss the possibilities such as venue selection. He discussed to get players to a single venue rather than choosing the multiple ones.
Arun thinks National Cricket Academy is the venue to go with for the training camps as choosing multiple venues can cause health hurdles amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. Once the situation eases completely, especially the travel restrictions, BCCI is to kick off the cricket season.