The sports world-wide have been severely hit by the corona virus pandemic. Apart from the international commitments, the domestic seasons have also taken a toll. Although, in some countries like UK, Australia and New Zealand, players have hit the field but as far as BCCI is concerned- even organising a conditioning or training camp for players looks a distant possibility as of now.
After the IPL 2020, Team India will travel Australia for a bilateral series. After that, India will play a bilateral series against England at home. Earlier England tour of India was scheduled to play in September-October but this has been shifted due to corona virus pandemic.
“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,” BCCI president Sourav Ganguly wrote in the letter on Thursday night.
“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.
“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,” added Sourav Ganguly in his letter.