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IPL 2020: RCB postpones training camp amid coronavirus pandemic

RCB also urged everyone to follow the guidelines provided by the Health Ministry.

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RCB skipper Virat Kohli with his teammates play soccer during a training session ahead of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. File Photo: PTI
RCB skipper Virat Kohli with his teammates play soccer during a training session ahead of the IPL match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. File Photo: PTI

Amid scare, (IPL) franchise (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 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 will be a 'truncated one' but did not reveal how many days or how many games will get cut-off.

First Published: Mon, March 16 2020. 16:41 IST