NEW DELHI: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has assured all state associations that home cricket will begin as and when the state of affairs is secure amid the Covid-19 pandemic, however didn’t specify the date from when the season will kick […]
Usually home season begins in August however the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar and Ganguly’s letter to state associations on Thursday made it clear that the Board is but to lock in a date.
The home season is now anticipated to start with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 event, tentatively from the third week of November.
“…the BCCI is making all efforts to make sure that home cricket resumes as and when the circumstances allow. The well being and security of gamers and all different concerned in home cricket is of utmost significance to BCCI and we’re continually monitoring all elements,” Ganguly wrote within the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations.
“All members shall be duly knowledgeable in regards to the future plan of action and recommendations shall be taken earlier than we resume home cricket.”
He stated 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 secure atmosphere.
The BCCI chief knowledgeable the members about India’s commitments within the Future Excursions Programme (FTP), together with the scheduled tour of Australia later this yr and enjoying host to England early 2021.
He stated that India is about to host the T20 World Cup subsequent yr and the ODI World Cup in 2023.
“The BCCI and the Indian cricket staff will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s staff will journey to Australia for its collection beginning in December this yr, and can come again to the nation for a collection in opposition to England beginning February subsequent yr.
“This shall be adopted by IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly stated.
“The BCCI continues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.”
The previous India captain additionally stated that the excursions of the Indian girls’s staff are “underneath dialogue” however didn’t elaborate additional.