2021 seems to be a very busy year for the Indian Cricket or we can say for the world cricket also. BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly, has announced that India, Australia, England and one more team will take part in a four nation Super Series that will start from 2021.
If it stays true, year 2021 in Indian Cricket will be a very busy year as they are scheduled to organise World T20 in that year along with that World Test Championship that will also take place in the same year in England. And if we add IPL to that it is going to be one whale of a cricketing year for Indian Cricket.
As things stand right now, next four years have a plethora of multi-nation tournaments starting from the World T20 next year in Australia. That will be followed by the first ever World Test Championship in 2021. India will also host two world cup events in next 4 years as first they will host the World T20 in 2021 and then 50 over World Cup in year 2023.
The decision to start super series comes just a few days after the ICC proposed to have one flagship tournament once in a year from 2023 to 2031. However, the proposal was not taken seriously by the cricket boards of India, England and Australia as they rejected the idea.
BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly confirmed the event speaking to media in the fantasy cricket app My11Circle’s event. Ganguly said, “Australia, England, India and another top team will feature in the four nation Super Series which begins in 2021 and the first edition of the tournament will be played in India. We have very good relations with the ECB and the meeting went off very well,” announcing that the first edition of the tournament will take place in India.
However, ICC has not approved any multination tournament having four or more teams to be conducted by any cricketing board. It will be interesting to see how BCCI gets nod for the tournament as all CA, ECB and BCCI have to get clearance from the International Cricket Committee.