The cricketing world is slowing pacing up to where it left off before coronavirus bought the entire world to a complete stand still. Everyone from all verticals of life were forced to confine themselves to their homes. However, with things starting to come back in control and fall into places, the sports world too have resumed with their further assignments.
After months of waits, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Chief Sourav Ganguly has announced the upcoming schedule of the Indian team for the next 10-12 months.
Once the Indian Premier League 2020 is wrapped up, Team India will travel to Australia for a bilateral series that begins in December. Following the Australian tour, the team will return back home for a home series against England in February. And, on completion of England vs India series, the players will hit the field for the 14th edition of Indian Premier League 2021 in April.
“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 staring from February next year. This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April,” Sourav Ganguly wrote in the letter addressed to the state association on Thursday.
“In the domestic cricket front, 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 the players and all others involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly be monitoring all aspects,”
Furthermore, he stated that the board is constantly monitoring and taking suggestions on the course of action for domestic cricket and all member will be duly informed about the future course. “We are hopeful that 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.”
The players turn to the field with the 13th edition of IPL 2020 on 19 September marking the end of six month long pause to Indian cricket. The players played their last match in March earlier this year before the novel coronavirus hit.