NEW DELHI: Giant name India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara‘s deal with Gloucestershire for the first six matches of the County Championship has been cancelled as a end result of the speedy-spreading COVID-19 pandemic.
The 32-year-passe Indian, who has scored 5840 runs at an common of 48.66 in 77 Assessments, used to be presupposed to play six County Championship matches for the membership at first up of the county’s first season back in Division One.
Alternatively, Gloucestershire on Thursday talked about that the deal is off now given the enviornment properly being disaster, which has forced the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to suspend all educated cricket except Could maybe 28.
“We can furthermore now omit the opportunity to acknowledge Chetshwar Pujara play for the mighty Glos in the 2020 season which all of us know our supporters have been indubitably taking a recognize forward to,” the membership talked about in an announcement.
“As you will undergo in mind, currently there isn’t very this form of thing as a cricket scheduled to be conducted except the tip of Could maybe 2020. Because the Covid-19 pandemic spreads internationally we settle on to be life like that this period with out cricket might well furthermore fair properly be prolonged additional into the summer season.
“We spent worthy of the iciness preparing for the season on this, our 150th anniversary year, and all of us know it is a deep disappointment to all personnel, gamers and everyone involved with the Membership that the season has been delayed.”
The county championship Division one used to be scheduled to begin up on April 12 earlier than it used to be postponed as a end result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Pujara had earlier conducted for Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire in England.