Kerala senior team. © Jincy George/ Facebook

Following the lead Cricket Association of Bengal, who have attempted to keep their women’s teams motivated through this difficult period, the Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has planned several online workshops for their women cricketers, curators and scorers. These workshops will take place over the course of the next few weeks, a release stated.

Additionally, the KCA is set to become the first state body to conduct an online Special General Body Meeting (SGM) on Monday (June 1) at 10.30 am. After several months of planning, a mock google meeting was held with more than 30 members, which was enough for Sachin Varghese, KCA president, to call for the SGM to take place.

KCA’s move comes as a breath of fresh air since various cricket associations are coming with unique ways to tackle the crisis in this tough period.

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“We all know the circumstances which led us to take such a decision,” said Varghese. “The world is changing because of the pandemic and we have to adapt. We had to discuss a lot of cricketing matters and a lot of decisions are pending ahead of the new season and it was important that we didn’t waste any more time. The mock meeting worked out well and that encouraged us to go ahead and set up the general body meeting. I think it is historic in some sense and we are confident it will be a success.”

Although Varghese has been in his role as President since March, he will be officially assuming his role in the video-conference meeting.

Sreejith Nair, KCA secretary, stated the sports body has got the green signal for the meeting.

“We can see that the Prime Minister is meeting the Chief Ministers through video conferences and even the Supreme Court is hearing cases through video conferences. There’s no specific criterion that we have to meet in-person for a general body meeting and because of the COVID-19 situation, it is simply not possible. It is completely legitimate. This is going to be the norm going forward, at least until the situation gets better,” said Nair.