Sourav Ganguly didn’t specify the date from when the home season will kick off.© AFP
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has confident all state associations that home cricket will get started as and when the location is protected amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however didn’t specify the date from when the season will kick off. In most cases home season begins in August however the pandemic has disturbed the calender and Ganguly’s letter to state associations on Thursday made it transparent that the Board is but to fasten in a date.
The home seasion is now anticipated first of all the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 event, tentatively from the 3rd week of November.
“…the BCCI is making all efforts to be sure that home cricket resumes as and when the prerequisites allow. The well being and protection of avid gamers and all different fascinated about home cricket is of maximum significance to BCCI and we’re continuously tracking all sides,” Ganguly wrote within the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations.
“All individuals will likely be duly knowledgeable concerning the long run plan of action and proposals will likely be taken earlier than we resume home cricket.”
He mentioned the BCCI was once hopeful that the Covid-19 scenario will give a boost to in the following few months and home cricket will be capable of get started in a protected surroundings.
The BCCI leader knowledgeable the individuals about India’s commitments within the Long run Excursions Programme (FTP), together with the scheduled excursion of Australia later this 12 months and enjoying host to England early 2021.
He mentioned that India is ready to host the T20 International Cup subsequent 12 months and the ODI International Cup in 2023.
“The BCCI and the Indian cricket workforce will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s workforce will go back and forth to Australia for its sequence beginning in December this 12 months, and can come again to the rustic for a sequence in opposition to England beginning February subsequent 12 months.
“This will likely be adopted by way of IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly mentioned. “The BCCI contiues to be the host for the ICC T20 International Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket International Cup in 2023.”
The previous India captain additionally mentioned that the excursions of the Indian ladies’s workforce are “beneath dialogue” however didn’t elborate additional.