January 23, 2021

England’s restricted overs tour of India postponed; BCCI & ECB in talks for all format tour in early 2021 – cricket

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday knowledgeable although a media launch that the England cricket group’s tour of India for a restricted overs collection, scheduled to happen in September and October, has been postponed to ‘early 2021’ preserving in thoughts the Covid-19 scenario within the nation. The choice was taken in session with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

“With the announcement that ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, as a consequence of happen throughout Australia in October and November 2020, has been postponed and the current COVID-19 scenario in India, the BCCI and ECB have confirmed that England males’s white-ball tour to India, initially scheduled within the ICC Future Excursions Programme for late September to early October 2020, might be postponed till early 2021,” the BCCI launch stated.

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The discharge additional said that each the boards are discussing the potential of an all codecs tour of the English group to India from late January to late March, 2021. The boards are additionally discussing India’s tour of England later within the yr.

“BCCI and ECB are in session with a view to confirming the 2021 schedules for an all-formats England males’s tour to India to run from late January to late March and for India’s Check tour to England due in the summertime of 2021,” the BCCI launch said.

Talking concerning the challenge, BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated, “The BCCI and ECB are working intently to finalise the day-wise schedule as we transfer in the direction of the resumption of cricket. The India-England collection is among the most anticipated contests in world cricket. The 2 groups compete onerous on the sector and supply some riveting moments.

“I’m happy with the way in which BCCI and ECB have managed the scenario. The rescheduled tour can be being redesigned in a method to accommodate each pink and white-ball format and can now be a complete one,” he added.

ECB’s Chief Government Officer, Mr Tom Harrison, added: “Now that now we have readability concerning the postponement of ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, it allows us to work with different Boards to progress the very important activity of optimising the worldwide schedules within the difficult circumstances that now we have all been having to handle with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Worldwide cricket between India and England is a spotlight of the cricketing calendar and we sit up for working with BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated excursions as quickly as potential.”

England are at present taking up Pakistan within the first of the three match Check collection after efficiently finishing a Check collection towards West Indies and an ODI collection towards Eire at dwelling, which marked the return of worldwide cricket from the compelled break as a result of pandemic.