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Things might get stressful in October: Rahul Dravid on impact of coronavirus pandemic in Indian cricket

  • 01 Aug 2020 12:29:44

Cricket has been on a halt in India since mid March when the constrained overs arrangement against South Africa was dropped not long before the coronavirus lockdown.

Previous India commander Rahul Dravid feels the genuine effect of the novel coronavirus pandemic will be found in Indian cricket in October, particularly in local cricket.

Cricket has been on a halt in India since mid March when the constrained overs arrangement against South Africa was dropped not long before the coronavirus lockdown. What's more, Dravid is of the assessment that things will begin "unpleasant" in October.

"We've been fortunate so far [that the pandemic began in March towards the finish of BCCI's residential season], however come October, things may begin getting upsetting.

"A couple of worldwide competitions have been dropped and repositioned, and individuals can generally discover time and spot for that, yet once October comes around, that is the point at which I think it'll begin hitting us more. The following local season, for a ton of our young local players youngsters, Under-16s, Under-19s and ladies cricketers start in October.

"On the off chance that we can't return to a degree of regularity from that point it could take longer we'll see the genuine effect on our residential cricket and grassroots cricket. This year is most likely increasingly significant for somebody in his last year of Under-19s, than state for somebody who is 23-24," Dravid told the Deccan Herald.

Worldwide cricket continued not long ago when England facilitated the West Indies for a progression of 3 Tests. Indian cricket will restart with the up and coming thirteenth version of the Indian Premier League, which is good to go to be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.

India's first worldwide task will happen after that when they travel to Australia for a progression of 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs, beginning from October 11.