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

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday knowledgeable although a media launch that the England cricket workforce’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 determination was taken in session with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

“With the announcement that ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, due to take place across Australia in October and November 2020, has been postponed and the present COVID-19 situation in India, the BCCI and ECB have confirmed that England men’s white-ball tour to India, originally scheduled in the ICC Future Tours Programme for late September to early October 2020, will be postponed until early 2021,” the BCCI launch stated.

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The launch additional said that each the boards are discussing the opportunity of an all codecs tour of the English workforce 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 consultation with a view to confirming the 2021 schedules for an all-formats England men’s tour to India to run from late January to late March and for India’s Test tour to England due in the summer of 2021,” the BCCI launch said.

Speaking concerning the difficulty, BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated, “The BCCI and ECB are working closely to finalise the day-wise schedule as we move towards the resumption of cricket. The India-England series is one of the most anticipated contests in world cricket. The two teams compete hard on the field and provide some riveting moments.

“I am pleased with the way BCCI and ECB have managed the situation. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball format and will now be a comprehensive one,” he added.

ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tom Harrison, added: “Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimising the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible.”

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

[Attribution HT]

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