India to host England in February 2021: Ganguly tells state models

New Delhi, August 22

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to its affiliated models that India shall be internet hosting England for a full collection in February subsequent yr after enjoying an away rubber in Australia.

The Board chief additionally knowledgeable the state models that the 2021 IPL shall be held in April, inside 5 months of the upcoming version, which concludes on November 10.

This is Ganguly’s second communication to the states within the final two months as he seeks to maintain the members posted about India’s commitments within the Future Tours Programme (FTP).

He additionally stated that India was able to host the T20 World Cup subsequent yr and the ODI World Cup in 2023.

“The BCCI and the Indian cricket team will continue to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian men’s team will travel to Australia for its series starting in December this year and will come back to the country for a series against England starting February next year. This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly stated in an electronic mail to all of the affiliated models.

“The BCCI continues 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 ladies’s workforce had been “under discussion” however didn’t elaborate on that.

He has assured all state associations that home cricket would begin as and when the scenario was protected amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however didn’t specify a date for the season’s kick-off.

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

The home season is now anticipated to start with the Syed Mushtaq 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 it’s 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 scenario arising out of the pandemic would enhance within the subsequent few months and that home cricket would have the ability to begin in a protected setting. PTI

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