BCCI employees given option of working from home
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has given its employees the option of working from home, with the officially partially shut, in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak fears.
A circular was issued to the staff on Monday, stating that they can work from home for the next few days as a safety measure. However, those who want to come can come to the office.
Meanwhile the BCCI has also decided to shut down its headquarter in Mumbai from Tuesday.
“All employees in Mumbai Headquarters have been given the option to work from home from tomorrow (Tuesday) onwards. Those who want to come to the office can come,” reported ANI on Monday.
“Keeping the present scenario in mind, the Board has issued a notification to all the employees that they should work from home. Unless it is absolutely necessary, they should work from home for the next four days,” said a top BCCI official.
The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar, leading to all major tournaments being cancelled or postponed.
The Indian Premier League, South Africa’s ODI series in India, New Zealand’s ODI series in Australia, England’s Test series in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s ODI and Test in Pakistan have all been postponed.
The 13th edition of IPL was scheduled to commence from March 29, with Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings meeting at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai for the first match. But the start of the tournament has been postponed till at least April 15.
The owners of the IPL franchises on Monday held a conference call among themselves to take stock of the situation following the postponement of the IPL.
It has been learnt that the BCCI on its table has eight different options, should or should not the tournament start on April 15.