Amid coronavirus scare, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday postponed the team's training camp which was scheduled to start from March 21 until further notice.
RCB also urged everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry.
"Keeping in mind the health and safety of everyone involved, the RCB Training Camp scheduled to start on the 21st of March has been deferred until further notice. We request everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry and stay safe," RCB's official handle tweeted.
In the players' auction for IPL 2020, RCB managed to acquire Chris Morris (South Africa), Aaron Finch (Australia), Kane Richardson (Australia), Dale Steyn (South Africa), Isuru Udana (Sri Lanka), Shahbaz Ahamad, Joshua Philippe (Australia), Pavan Deshpande.
The 13th edition of IPL was scheduled to commence from March 29.
On March 13, BCCI decided to postpone the IPL until April 15 as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 14, all the IPL franchises met in Mumbai to discuss as to how to go on with the tournament in the future.
Post-meeting, the BCCI's president Sourav Ganguly had said that the IPL 2020 will be a 'truncated one' but did not reveal how many days or how many games will get cut-off.