The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) issued to the State Associations of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) prevents individuals over 60 years of age from being part of a training camp, which could have an impact on Arun Lal and Australian Dave Watmore, who are coaches of Baroda and Bengal teams. In April, 66-year-old Watmore was appointed the coach of Baroda, while under the guidance of 65-year-old Arun Lal, Bengal made it to the Ranji Trophy final in March.
According to a BCCI 100-page SOP guideline, paramedics, umpires, on-field staff over 60 years of age, and people undergoing treatment for diseases such as diabetes, COVID-19 are more at risk for vulnerable immunities. It is believed.’ According to this, ‘such people should be prevented from participating in the activities of the camp until the government issues appropriate guidelines’. Both Arun Lal and Watmore will not be attending the pre-season training camp.
Bengal Cricket Association (CAB) president Avishek Dalmia was not available for response, but according to a senior BCCI official, ‘This is SOP. Violation of rules will be very difficult for any team. It is very unfortunate that a coach like Arun Lal or Watmore will have to stay out.