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Uttarakhand Announces Cricket Training Camp in IPL-type “Bio-Secure Bubble” From October 14

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In the midst of the uncertainty over the start of the domestic cricket season this year, states are starting to take steps to get players to start training.

The Cricket Association of Uttarakhand (CAU) has decided to hold a month-long training camp for its senior men’s team from October 14 in an IPL-like “bio-secure environment.”

While the Cricket Association of Bengal has started the physical training session in its Eden Gardens gymnasium in a phased manner, the session held in Uttarakhand next week is expected to be a suitable camp with separate net sessions.

CAU secretary Mahim Verma told media:

“29 players, including three outside recruits, will show up at Abhimanyu Cricket Academy on October 10.”

All players must bring a negative COVID-19 RTPCR test report with them, and they will also be tested upon arrival.

There will be a compulsory quarantine period upon their arrival, where a second COVID-19 test will be performed. Once this test report is negative, players will be allowed to enter the camp’s bio-bubble.

Uttarakhand prepares for the national season where Coaches and other Academy staff will also be tested.

The Uttarakhand Cricket Council learns that they have obtained all the necessary government authorizations to organize the camp.

Mahim Verma also said:

“District trials in the senior category would start from October 16, followed by zonal trials from October 22 in Dehradun and Kashipur. The final trial will be held in Dehradun.”

The CAU plans to run the Camp for Elderly Women from October 21 after the October 16-20 trials. This camp will also take place in a bio-bubble.

CAU has made some changes from last year after getting the wrong reason. They participated in former India debut Wasim Jaffer as a head coach, brought in new away players, and will monitor the team’s progress via video conference.