Team India was planned to face England in a six-match limited-overs series at home in September. However, because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India, that series looks likely to be postponed. Alongside England series, New Zealand A’s visit to the nation one month from now could likewise be delayed because of the pandemic. Any conventional declaration from the BCCI regarding the issue is still to come. In any case, it is normal that the declaration may be made soon.
BCCI will talk about Team India’s Future Tours and Program (FTP) schedule during the Apex Council meeting on Friday.
“Britain should play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Clearly, in the current conditions, England won’t travel India,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on states of secrecy.
“Yet, I surmise a conventional declaration will happen once the FTP issue is talked about as it’s a piece of the plan during Friday’s Apex Council meeting. New Zealand A had a visit through India planned for August and even that is additionally far-fetched to proceed,” the authority said.
As indicated by reports in the British media, the white ball visit may now occur in September, one year from now.
India at present has more than 9 lakh positive instances of COVID – 19 and the loss of life is creeping towards the 25,000 imprints. India’s caseload is the third most noteworthy on the planet.
Regardless of whether the circumstance in India improves by September, there was a very chance of England coming.
“Our (BCCI) president (Sourav Ganguly), in an ongoing meeting, said that they are making arrangements for a camp in August if the circumstance licenses. It’s a sound judgment that under these conditions, no matches can be held,” the authority included.
Likewise, the England visit was planned for the most recent seven day stretch of September, and with the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia set to be postponed, the IPL is expected to kick off during that stage either in India or abroad.
India’s cricket team was most recently seen in action in March in a series against South Africa at home, which must be canceled halfway in light of the pandemic.