Ahmedabad will host the day-night pink ball Check throughout England’s big-ticket tour of India early subsequent 12 months, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned on Tuesday. England are slated to go to India from January-March for 5 Assessments and a restricted overs sequence. “Ahmedabad will maintain the day-night Check,” Ganguly mentioned on the Kolkata Press Membership whereas launching a e-book by CPI(M) MLA Ashok Bhattacharya. Owing to a surge in COVID-19 case load in India within the current previous, there had been speculations that the sequence might be shifted to the UAE, the place the IPL 2020 is at present underway.
However the BCCI is set to host England within the nation and is already exploring all attainable choices, together with creating bio-secure bubbles.
Ahmedabad, Dharamsala and Kolkata are more likely to be the three venues for the Check sequence, however Ganguly mentioned they’re but to take a remaining name.
“We’ve got made some tentative plans however nothing has been determined as of now. We nonetheless have 4 months’ time,” mentioned Ganguly.
The BCCI president mentioned their precedence is the upcoming Australia tour, the workforce choice for which is able to occur in a number of days.
“Earlier than England, now we have Australia sequence developing. There might be workforce choice occurring in a number of days.”
Ganguly mentioned switching to the Check format instantly after the IPL will not be an issue for the gamers. “They’re all high quality gamers, they are going to be effective.”
As for the home season, the BCCI has determined to begin the Ranji Trophy from January 1, and Ganguly mentioned the small print might be labored out within the upcoming Annual Common Assembly (AGM).
“The AGM will occur quickly and there we are going to determine in regards to the Ranji Trophy.”
Ganguly unveiled a Bengali e-book on COVID-19 pandemic — ‘Corona, Purba O Uttar, Nagarayan O Arthaniti’ — authored by Bhattacharya.
A COVID-19 survivor, the 71-year-old Bhattacharya has recounted his expertise of overcoming the lethal virus, within the e-book.
Bhattacharya can be the chairman of Board of Directors of the Siliguri Municipal Company.
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