Cricket like any other sport has come to a complete stand still due the coronavirus pandemic. However, the Indian captain has never backed down from playing a game behind closed doors even if that requires them to serve a 14-day quarantine period.
Cricket Australia breathed a sign of relief as BCCI is keen on sending the India team for a bilateral tour of Australia later this year. If India tour does not take place then Cricket Australia could lose as much as 300 million Australian dollars.
The two countries are scheduled to play four Tests and three One-Day International in December-January. Along with the lined-up matched CA had approached BCCI on the possibility of adding more matches to the tour.
“As far as the fifth Test goes, when cricket resumes, (we will see) whether any country would like to host an additional Test or have two T20s instead, which is likely to generate more revenues,” Arun Singh Dhumal, BCCI treasurer said.
However, with no sign of relief from the pandemic, the international travel still stands debar and in such a condition the Indian team may have to oblige to mandatory two-week quarantine period.
“There is no choice —everyone will have to do that. You would want to resume the cricket,” Dhumal told Sydney Morning Herald.
BCCI feels that cricket should resume by September-October but has not made any formal announcement as it is still waiting for the 3rd phase of lockdown to complete. And, along the line BCCI is also considering the prospects of bio-friendly stadiums and different formats for resumption of cricket.