Sourav Ganguly – India’s home season will begin from January 1
The BCCI’s Apex Council met on Saturday to debate the home calendar, which had been thrown in disarray by the surging Covid-19 circumstances in India.
“We’ve got had intensive discussions on home cricket and we’ve got tentatively determined to begin the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly instructed PTI from Dubai.
When requested if it might be a curtailed season or not, the previous Indian captain stated the board will not be capable to accommodate all home tournaments, given the state of affairs with the pandemic.
“We will definitely have the full-fledged Ranji Trophy. [But] it would in all probability not be attainable to carry all tournaments,” Ganguly stated, hinting that the BCCI was eyeing the January-March interval for the Ranji Trophy. “We even have elaborate plans for our age-group and ladies’s cricket. We are going to begin with the Ranji Trophy after which we can even have the opposite tournaments between March and April.”
On the worldwide entrance, the Indian crew is anticipated to tour Australia within the 2020-21 season, to play three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Exams. Ganguly indicated that gamers can be allowed to coach when they’re in Australia throughout their quarantine section.
“Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary and we mentioned the modalities of that itinerary,” Ganguly stated. “We will probably be taking part in 4 Exams and that can finish within the third week of January.”
After getting back from Australia, a house collection in opposition to England is scheduled, however Ganguly stated that no ultimate name might be taken on schedules but.
“The England collection is nice three-and-a-half to 4 months away,” he stated. “We nonetheless have time. We’re monitoring the [Covid-19] state of affairs, which is fairly fluid and can take a name accordingly.”
Internet hosting the collection in opposition to England in India (Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Dharamsala being the possible venues) stays a precedence, however the UAE – the place IPL 2020 is underway – is a second possibility for the board.