The much-awaited home cricket season will begin from January 1, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated on Saturday. The BCCI Apex Council met on Saturday night and a superb period of time was spent on discussing the home calendar which had been thrown in disarray by the surging instances of COVID-19 in India. “We now have had in depth discussions on home cricket and we’ve got tentatively determined to start out the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly informed PTI from Dubai.
When requested if it might be a curtailed season or not, the previous Indian captain stated the board will not be capable of accommodate all home tournaments for sensible functions.
“We will definitely have the total fledged Ranji Trophy redball event. It can most likely not be attainable to carry all tournaments,” Ganguly stated, hinting that BCCI is eyeing the January-March window for Ranji Trophy.
The BCCI president additionally assured that the junior cricket and girls’s tournaments might be held between March and April.
“We even have elaborate plans for our age group and girls’s cricket. We are going to begin with Ranji Trophy after which we will even have the opposite tournaments between March and April,” he stated.
He additionally knowledgeable that the Indian group might be allowed to coach in Australia throughout their quarantine part.
“Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary and we mentioned the modalities of that itinerary. We might be enjoying 4 Checks and that may finish in third week of January,” the BCCI president stated.
The Indian group is anticipated to play three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Checks Down Underneath.
On the house sequence towards England, Ganguly stated that the BCCI is monitoring the scenario and the ultimate itinerary might be ready in due time.
“The England sequence is sweet three and a half to 4 months away. We nonetheless have time. We’re monitoring the scenario (COVID-19) which is fairly fluid and can take a name accordingly,” he stated.
Whereas internet hosting the sequence in India (Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Dharamsala being possible venues) stays precedence, the UAE is a second choice.
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