New Delhi, July 15
The Indian cricket group’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 because of the 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 informed PTI on situations of anonymity.
India’s Future Tours and Programme (FTP) calendar can be among the many primary matters of debate through 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 stated.
According to studies within the British media, the white ball tour could now occur in September, subsequent 12 months.
India at present have over 9 lakh constructive instances of COVID -19 and the loss of life toll is inching in the direction of the 25,000 mark. India’s case load is the third highest on the earth.
Even if the state of affairs in India improves by September, there was very chance 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 part both in India or overseas.
India’s cricket group 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