The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the entire world into a standstill. It has not only claimed several lives but also postponed all the sporting events across the globe. However, the cricketing actions have already started so as the planning for the upcoming. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly in a letter to state associations added that India men’s team will tour to Australia in December, but has remained non-committal about the domestic season and women’s cricket.
“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 from February next year,” Ganguly wrote in a letter to state associations, accessed by Sportstar.
“This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April. The tours of the senior Indian women’s teams are also under discussion and more details will be shared shortly.”
Meanwhile, the BCCI has cancelled their tour to England and decided to host the Women’s T20 Challenge in the first week of November. Even, series against South Africa and West Indies are likely to be hosted as well. However, Sourav Ganguly remained non-committal on domestic cricket as well.
“In the domestic cricket context, we are currently in the off season and 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,” he wrote.
“All Members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket. We are hopeful that the Covid-19 situation will improve over the next few months and we will be able to start domestic cricket in a safe and healthy environment,” Sourav Ganguly concluded.