New Delhi, July 15
The Indian cricket crew’s six-match limited-overs house sequence towards England scheduled in September is all set to be postponed together with New Zealand A’s go to of the nation subsequent month as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCI is but to make any formal announcement on this regard however it’s anticipated that it’s going to occur quickly.
“England were supposed to play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Obviously in the current circumstances England won’t be travelling to India,” a senior BCCI official advised PTI on situations of anonymity.
India’s Future Tours and Programme (FTP) calendar will probably be among the many major matters of debate throughout the BCCI Apex Council assembly on Friday.
“But I guess a formal announcement will happen once the FTP issue is discussed as it’s part of the agenda during Friday’s Apex Council meeting. New Zealand A had a tour of India scheduled in August and even that’s also unlikely to go ahead,” the official mentioned.
According to stories within the British media, the white ball tour could now occur in September, subsequent 12 months.
India presently have over 9 lakh optimistic circumstances of COVID -19 and the demise toll is inching in direction of the 25,000 mark. India’s case load is the third highest on the planet.
Even if the state of affairs in India improves by September, there was very risk of England coming.
“Our (BCCI) president (Sourav Ganguly), in a recent interview, said that they are planning for a camp in August if the situation permits. It’s common sense that under these circumstances, no matches can be held,” the official added.
Also the England tour was scheduled within the final week of September and with the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia set to be postponed, the IPL is anticipated to kick off throughout that section both in India or overseas.
India’s cricket crew was final seen in motion in March in a sequence towards South Africa at house, which needed to be referred to as off halfway due to the pandemic. PTI