Domestic cricket will begin as and when situations allow: Ganguly to BCCI state models

New Delhi, August 22

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has assured all state associations that home cricket will begin as and when the scenario is secure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however didn’t specify the date from when the season will kick off. 

Normally home season begins in August however the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar and Ganguly’s letter to state associations on Thursday made it clear that the Board is but to lock in a date.

The home seasion is now anticipated to start with the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 match, tentatively from the third week of November. 

“…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” Ganguly wrote within the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations. 

“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket.” He stated the BCCI was hopeful that the Covid-19 scenario will enhance within the subsequent few months and home cricket will have the ability to begin in a secure setting.

The BCCI chief knowledgeable the members about India’s commitments within the Future Tours Programme (FTP), together with the scheduled tour of Australia later this 12 months and taking part in host to England early 2021.

He stated that India is ready to host the T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months and the ODI World Cup in 2023.

“The BCCI and the Indian cricket staff will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s staff will journey to Australia for its collection beginning in December this 12 months, and can come again to the nation for a collection in opposition to England beginning February subsequent 12 months. 

“This will be followed by IPL 2021 in Apri,” Ganguly stated.

“The BCCI contiues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.” The former India captain additionally stated that the excursions of the Indian girls’s staff are “under discussion” however didn’t elborate additional. PTI

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