Home series against England set to be postponed

The India cricket team’s six-match limited-overs home series against England, scheduled in September, is all set to be postponed along with New Zealand A’s visit of the country next month due to the COVID19 pandemic.
Home series against England set to be postponed

New Delhi

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to make any formal announcement in this regard but it is expected that it will happen soon. “England was supposed to play six games (three ODIs and three T20Is) during late September. In the current circumstances, England won’t be travelling to India,” a senior BCCI official told PTI.
India’s Future Tours Programme (FTP) calendar will be among the main topics of discussion during the BCCI Apex Council meeting on Friday. “But I guess a formal announcement will happen once the FTP issue is discussed. New Zealand A has a tour of India scheduled in August and even that is unlikely to go ahead,” added the official.
According to reports in the British media, the white ball tour may happen in September next year. India currently has over 9 lakh positive cases of the coronavirus and the death toll is inching towards the 25,000 mark. India’s case load is the third highest in the world.
With the prevailing situation, there was very little possibility of England coming. “Our (BCCI) president (Sourav Ganguly), in a recent interview, said the national team is planning for a camp in August if the situation permits. It is common sense that under these circumstances no matches can be held,” said the official.
Also, the England tour was scheduled in the last week of September. With the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia set to be postponed, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to kick off during that phase either in India or abroad.

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