England’s limited-overs side was alleged to tour India for a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series in September 2020. However, a senior BCCI official has told PTI that the series is about to be postponed thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The New Zealand A team, which was also alleged to tour India round the same time, could see that assignment postponed also.
While no formal announcement has been made regarding an equivalent , a choice is predicted after the BCCI’s Apex Council meeting on Friday.
One of the important issues to be discussed within the meeting would be the Indian cricket team’s Future Tours and Program (FTP) and therefore the changes to be made to an equivalent thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“England were alleged to play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Obviously, within the current circumstances, England won’t be travelling to India. But i assume a proper announcement will happen once the FTP issue is discussed as it’s a part of the agenda during Friday’s Apex Council meeting. New Zealand A had a tour of India scheduled in August and even that’s also unlikely to travel ahead,” the BCCI official was quoted as saying by PTI.India may have a training camp in August: BCCI official
The BCCI official also mentioned that BCCI president Sourav Ganguly was checking on the probabilities of there being a training camp for the Indian cricket team in August. However, that seems faraway from coming to fruition, considering the surge within the number of COVID-19 cases recently.
The England tour that was alleged to happen later this September may now be postponed to September 2021.
“Our (BCCI) president (Sourav Ganguly), during a recent interview, said that they’re planning for a camp in August if things permits. it’s normal sense that under these circumstances, no matches are often held,” the official stated.
With the T20 World Cup that was alleged to happen within the October-November window likely to be postponed, BCCI try their best to accommodate the 13th edition of the IPL during that period, although there has been no clarity on an equivalent yet.