Indian players are currently confined to their homes much like the general public, due to the havoc caused by the coronavirus crisis.
International cricket finally made its long-awaited return on July 8 for the first time since March 2 following the coronavirus lockdown with England playing hosts to the West Indies in the first Test in Southampton. With the sport slowly resuming, India’s star pacer Jasprit Bumrah seems to be busy keeping himself fit. The speedster uploaded a video on his insta, where he’s seen sweating it out on his Wattbike.
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Bumrah was expected to be a key member of the Mumbai Indians’ Indian Premier League (IPL) title defence but with the coronavirus crisis bringing the world to a standstill, the high-profile tournament was called off and remains doubtful till date.
Bumrah may still be seen in MI colours if the BCCI gives the go ahead but it all hinges on what decision the International Cricket Council (ICC) will take in regards to the T20 World Cup, scheduled to take place in Australia in October-November.
The ICC has said that it would make a decision on the T20 World Cup later this month, however no date for any meeting has been set. At this moment in time, there is still no clarity on whether the tournament will take place but reports in the Australian media claimed last week that it is “all but certain” to be postponed.
Last month, Cricket Australia chairman Earl Edding said that it was “unrealistic” to hold the T20 World Cup “in the current world”.
“While it hasn’t been formally called off this year, or postponed, trying to get 16 countries into Australia in the current world, where most countries are still going through COVID spiking, I think it’s unrealistic, or it’s going to be very, very difficult,” Edding told reporters.