The COVID-19 pandemic has forced India’s biggest sports body BCCI to virtually shut down its headquarter in Mumbai from Tuesday with its employees being advised to work from home.
It has been said that the employees have been asked to “work from home” with all the cricketing operations already being suspended until further notice.
“The BCCI employees were today notified that the headquarters at the Wankhede Stadium will be as good as closed in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. All the staffers have been advised to work from home. However, if someone still wants to come, they can,” PTI quoted a BCCI official as saying.
The report further said that the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru has also stopped its zonal camps. The rehabilitation programs at the NCA were still currently ongoing, as on Monday.
Additionally, IPL franchises who had been conducting pre-season camps have called them off. The BCCI last Friday postponed the IPL-13 from March 29 to April 15 along with all other domestic tournaments, including the Irani Cup and the Women’s Challenger Trophy.