Rahul Dravid feels the affect of Covid-19 will likely be tremendously felt by Indian cricket and home circuit normally if play is just not in a position to resume in one other couple of months. The former India captain believes the true affect of the pandemic will likely be seen in Indian cricket round October, particularly relating to home cricket.
“We’ve been lucky so far [that the pandemic started in March towards the end of BCCI’s domestic season], but come October, things might start getting stressful,” Dravid informed the Deccan Herald.
“A few international tournaments have been cancelled and repositioned, and people can always find time and place for that, but once October comes around, that’s when I think it’ll start hitting us more. The next domestic season, for a lot of our young domestic players juniors, Under-16s, Under-19s, and women cricketers start in October.”
India has a strong home cricket system with tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy performed throughout the 12 months. But this time round, there was no readability but from the BCCI concerning the beginning of home cricket season but.
“If we aren’t able to get back to a level of normalcy from then it could take longer; we’ll see the real impact on our domestic cricket and grassroots cricket. This year is probably more important for someone in his final year of Under-19s than say for someone who is 23-24,” Dravid informed the Deccan Herald.
Indian players will resume taking part in aggressive cricket in September when the Indian Premier League makes a comeback within the United Arab Emirates. India will then journey to Australia for 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and three ODIs, the tour beginning in November.
Cricket has been tremendously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The game was stopped for a number of months as a result of rise in cases of the infectious illness and the lockdowns imposed by govt. Cricket boards scrambled to rise to the problem as they confronted a money crunch and different issues attributable to non-activity. It is a identified indisputable fact that Cricket Australia (CA) needed to lay off a number of staff as a result of pandemic.