Even after the complete four months of hara-kiri, the Novel Corona Virus pandemic has refused to alleviate. The deadly disease has not only wrecked the World health structure and Economy but also confined the people in their homes.
Almost all of the outdoor sports have also been either cancelled or postponed indefinitely. And now, with the CoViD-19 cases increasing rapidly in the subcontinent, the BCCI is reportedly brooding over cancelling England’s limited-overs tour of India.
Both the teams were supposed to play 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in the tour, which was scheduled in September this year. Apart from the aforementioned tour, New Zealand A’s tour of India, in August also seem a far possibility at the moment and likely to be cancelled.
According to a BCCI official, the England’s tour of India looks highly doubtful given the current circumstances.
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“England were supposed to play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Obviously, in the current circumstances, England won’t be travelling to India,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
“But I guess a formal announcement will happen once the FTP issue is discussed as it’s part of the agenda during Friday’s Apex Council meeting. New Zealand A had a tour of India scheduled in August and even that’s also unlikely to go ahead,” said the official.
Earlier, the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had talked about organising a training camps for players in August. But the Apex body has not made any announcements regarding the training of players and the present conditions are also not encouraging enough.
“Our (BCCI) president (Sourav Ganguly), in a recent interview, said that they are planning for a camp in August if the situation permits. It’s common sense that under these circumstances, no matches can be held,” the official added.