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India To Host England In February 2021, Confirms BCCI President

New Delhi: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed to its affiliated models that India might be internet hosting England for a full collection in February subsequent yr after taking part in an away rubber in Australia.

The Board supremo additionally knowledgeable the state models that the 2021 IPL might be held in April, inside 5 months of the upcoming version, which concludes on November 10.

That is Ganguly’s second communication to the states in final two months as he seeks to maintain the members posted about India’s commitments within the Future Excursions Programme (FTP).

He stated that India is able to host the T20 World Cup subsequent yr and the ODI World Cup in 2023.

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“The BCCI and the Indian cricket workforce will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s workforce will journey to Australia for its collection beginning in December this yr, and can come again to the nation for a collection towards England beginning February subsequent yr.

“This might be adopted by IPL 2021 in April,” Ganguly stated in an e-mail to all of the affiliated models.

“The BCCI continues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.”

The previous India captain additionally stated that the excursions of the Indian girls’s workforce are “under discussion” however didn’t elaborate on that.

He has assured all state associations that home cricket will begin as and when the scenario is secure amid the COVID-19 pandemic, however didn’t specify a date for the season’s kick-off.

Usually home season begins in August however the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar and Ganguly’s letter to state associations made it clear that the Board is but to lock in a date.

The home season is now anticipated to start with the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 match, tentatively from the third week of November.

“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,” Ganguly wrote within the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations.

“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket.”

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He stated the BCCI was hopeful that the scenario arising out of the pandemic would enhance within the subsequent few months and that home cricket would be capable to begin in a secure surroundings.

(PTI)

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