This year’s IPL has brought broad smiles and moments of joy on the faces of fans. The action in UAE certainly surprised some teams like CSK. They had built a team according to the conditions in M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai but an expected entry of UAE in frame foiled their plans in IPL 2020. Not only their ageing team failed to put up consistent performances, but also their spinners couldn’t leave much impression on the tournament.
Now with next season of IPL just 4 months away, teams like CSK will be waiting for Mega-auction next year. However, BCCI’s office hasn’t uttered a word about next year’s mega auction and it’s yet to be seen whether the auction takes place or not. But IPL 2021 likely to start in April.
Team India Will travel Australia for a bilateral series after the ongoing IPL 2021, there after India will play against England at home.
“The senior Indian men’s team will travel to Australia in December this year and will come back to the country for a series against England starting from February next year. This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly wrote.
“Yeah, absolutely. April, May we’ll have another one [IPL 2021 season]. No, no it’s not true [the speculations]. The UAE was only for the IPL. Yeah, yeah. We will host England in India. We will host the domestic cricket in India. Ranji Trophy, we will create bio bubble and we will do it.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has also expressed hope of getting the tournament (IPL) back to India next year.
“Hopefully the vaccine will be out by that time and we can host it,” he said.
“In the domestic cricket context, we are currently in the off season and the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” he stated.
“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket. We are hopeful that the Covid-19 situation will improve over the next few months and we will be able to start domestic cricket in a safe and healthy environment,” Ganguly added.