Ben Stokes continues IPL preparations despite cancellation threat

К : PTI London.

Published : 26. March 2020. 12:13:51

https://indianexpress.com/wp-content/plugins/lazy-load/images/1x1.trans.gif Ben Stokes has been playing for Royal Rajasthan since 2018. (source: IPL)

Ben Stokes keeps practicing for round 13. IPL, although he knows that the T20 League may be another sporting event that has to be cancelled because of the COWID 19 pandemic.

Originally the start of the competition was scheduled on the 29th. March in Mumbai, but has been postponed until the 15th. April to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 19,000 people worldwide.

For now, my next competing cricket will be at the IPL, said Stokes, who bought Rajasthan Royals at the IPL auction in 2018 for Rs12.5 crore, the BBC reported.

That hasn’t changed yet, so I have to remember that the 20th is the day we met. April.

Last week the Cricket Board of England and Wales (ECB) announced that the county’s season will begin at least at the end of May, while a tour of England to Sri Lanka has also been postponed due to a terrible illness.

The number of positive cases in India exceeds 600, while eleven deaths have been reported so far, which has prompted the government to close the country for the 14th anniversary of the victim’s death. April to stop the spread of the virus.

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In the current circumstances, this year’s cancellation of the IPL seems unavoidable.

However, Stokes stated that he must continue to work on his condition in order to be ready if and when the IPL takes place.

I have to think about what I’m playing, even though deep down I know I’m not, he said.

I need to gain strength and physically put myself in such a position that I can walk when this happens. I can’t take three weeks off and expect my body to be in shock before I turn 20. April’s done, because that’s not how it works. It could happen, and if it does, I don’t want to stand behind me.

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We’ll get a lot of advice, and if that was an option, we should reasonably accept it.

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