Generally, home season in India begins in August however the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calender and Ganguly’s letter to state associations made it clear that the Board is but to lock in a date.
The home seasion is now anticipated to start with the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 match, tentatively from the third week of November.
“…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” Ganguly wrote.
“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket.”
He mentioned the BCCI was hopeful that the Covid-19 state of affairs will enhance within the subsequent few months and home cricket will be capable of begin in a protected surroundings.
The BCCI chief knowledgeable the members about India’s commitments within the Future Tours Programme (FTP), together with the scheduled tour of Australia later this yr and enjoying host to England early 2021.
He mentioned that India is ready to host the T20 World Cup subsequent yr and the ODI World Cup in 2023.
“The BCCI and the Indian cricket team will continue to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian men’s team will travel to Australia for its series starting in December this year, and will come back to the country for a series against England starting February next year. This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly mentioned.
“The BCCI contiues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.” The former India captain additionally mentioned that the excursions of the Indian ladies’s workforce are “under discussion” however didn’t elaborate.
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