Arun Lal, Whatmore barred by Covid SOPs


New Delhi: Arun Lal and Australian Dav Whatmore, who’re coaches of Bengal and Baroda, respectively. Whatmore, 66, was appointed in April whereas Lal, 65, guided Bengal to the Ranji Trophy closing in March. “Individuals who are over the age of 60 years, viz support staff, umpires, ground staff and those individuals with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, weakened immunity, should be considered vulnerable and are believed to have higher risk of severe Covid-19. All such individuals should be discouraged from participating in camp activities unless suitable guidelines are issued by the government,” learn one of many tips from BCCI’s SOPs. Both Lal and Whatmore received’t be capable of be a part of the pre-season coaching camp. CAB president Avishek Dalmiya was unavailable for a remark however a senior BCCI official stated, “This is SOP. It will be very difficult for any teams to breach the protocols. It is unfortunate that someone like Lal-ji or Whatmore might have to miss out.”

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