The COVID-19 pandemic has modified the foundations of the sport, which restarted with the continued Test collection between England and the West Indies. Players must be in quarantine for 2 weeks and be examined for the virus earlier than they will take the sphere in empty stadiums for now.
But Ganguly is hoping that the Indian staff will get some leisure throughout its tour of Australia, comprising 4 Tests, together with a day-nighter, later within the 12 months.
“…we have confirmed that tour. In December we will be coming. We just hope the number of quarantine days get reduced a bit,” Ganguly advised India Today present ‘The Inspiration’.
“Because we don’t want the players to go all that far and sit in hotel rooms for two weeks. It is very, very depressing and disappointing. We are looking at that, the quarantine thing,” he mentioned.
“And, as I said Australia and New Zealand have been in good position except Melbourne. So from that point of view we will be going there and hopefully the quarantine days will be less and we can get back to cricket.”
Australia has over 9,000 confirmed instances and greater than 7500 of them have recovered. The variety of fatalities stands at 107.
Ganguly additionally mentioned that the Australia collection might be career-defining for skipper Virat Kohli.
“My presidentship tenure, I do not know whether or not I’ll survive by this December or not. But his captaincy tenure goes to be a yardstick. This might be a milestone collection.
“I’ve been in contact with him, telling him ‘you’ve got to remain match. You have not performed cricket for six months…,” he mentioned.
“You have gotten to ensure your finest bowlers are prepared for the tour and match. Whether it is (Mohammed) Shami, whether or not it is (Jasprit) Bumrah, whether or not it is Ishant, whether or not it is Pandya, they must be on the prime of their match health after they land in Australia,” he added.
The former India captain additionally spoke concerning the many challenges that he has encountered in making certain that the Board continues to perform amid the pandemic.
“This is unreal. For 4 months, we have not been to the workplace in Mumbai. This is my seventh or eighth month as BCCI president out of which 4 months have been taken away by COVID,” he mentioned.
“So now we have been engaged on video conferencing however that”s what it’s. I can not change it. I’ve to simply accept it and attempt to do the most effective I can on this scenario.”
Asked concerning the BCCI petition within the Supreme Court which seeks an extension of tenure for him and Secretary Jay Shah, Ganguly mentioned, “I do not know whether or not we’ll get an extension or not. If we do not, we do not, I transfer on to one thing else.”
Ganguly and Shah’s tenures finish this month as per the Lodha Committee administrative reforms, which put a cap on the reigns of office-bearers.
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