The BCCI and IPL Governing Council have started a camp for white-ball specialists that is happening in Bangalore from the 5th of March.
Hardik Pandya will be joining this camp in a day or two according to sources.
His brother, Krunal however, will not be joining the camp.
Hardik has been out of the Indian side after last year’s T20 World Cup and last played a match on November 8th against Namibia.
It was pretty clear that his bowling lacked the usual spirit and enthusiasm that he had previously. He was also not able to perform his all-round duties for India.
But this invitation to attend the camp at Bangalore is a clear indication that the selectors want to have Hardik back in the Indian team.
The camp is assessing the fitness of players before the T20 World Cup in Australia.
Hardik also has a gruelling season of IPL ahead of him where he will be captaining the Gujarat Titans.
After the IPL, it will be important to know whether Hardik will be able to participate in the T20 World Cup or not.
This camp has also generated the ire of the IPL franchises who wanted the players in the camps by the 12th of March.
But as the camp will now end on March 15th, the players will only be available to the franchises by the 18th of March.
But in a recent consensus between franchises and BCCI/IPL, it has been decided that the last five days of camp will be held in a bio-secure bubble and then the players will be safely transferred to their respective camps.