January 28, 2021

T20: England’s cricket tour of India in September postponed as a result of Coronavirus pandemic

LONDON: England’s cricket tour of India that was scheduled to begin in late September has been postponed till subsequent 12 months, the England and Wales Cricket Board stated on Friday.

The transfer comes after the boys’s T20 World Cup, scheduled to be performed throughout Australia in October and November, was additionally postponed due to the continued pandemic. No new dates for the rescheduled tour have been introduced.

England’s white-ball tour of the subcontinent was set to incorporate three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 matches. It was supposed to function a warm-up for the T20 World Cup.

The ECB stated the postponed tour will now happen in early 2021. It added that it was working with the Board of Management for Cricket in India to substantiate the schedule for India’s take a look at tour of England set for subsequent summer season.

“Now that we’ve got readability relating to the postponement of ICC Males’s T20 World Cup, it allows us to work with different boards to progress the important activity of optimising the worldwide schedules within the difficult circumstances that we’ve got all been having to deal with with the COVID-19 pandemic,“ stated ECB chief govt Tom Harrison.

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