Up to date: October 18, 2020 eight:06:04 am
The primary India-Australia Take a look at match will probably be a pink-ball affair, to be performed below lights in Adelaide, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed. India’s tour of Australia will start in November-end – three T20 internationals and as many ODIs will probably be adopted by 4 Checks.
“Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary. We’ll play three T20Is, three ODIs and 4 Checks there. The primary Take a look at will probably be a day-night recreation in Adelaide. The dates haven’t been finalised but,” Ganguly informed The Sunday Categorical after the BCCI’s Apex Council assembly on Saturday. The assembly was held through video convention, with the BCCI president attending it from Kolkata.
The assembly additionally mentioned the plans to organise home cricket this season in opposition to the backdrop of a Covid surge within the nation. As of now, the BCCI hopes to have a truncated home season.
“It may not be potential to carry all of the tournaments for sensible causes. However we hope to have a full-fledged Ranji Trophy from early January and at the least one limited-overs event,” Ganguly stated.
The BCCI has two premier males’s limited-overs tournaments at senior degree – the Vijay Hazare Trophy (50 overs) and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20).
Ganguly had earlier knowledgeable the state associations and affiliated items that the Indian cricket staff “will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments”, whereas stating that the Board would watch for the coronavirus state of affairs within the nation to get higher earlier than beginning the home season.
“The BCCI and the Indian cricket staff will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s staff will journey to Australia for its collection beginning in December this 12 months and can come again to the nation for a collection in opposition to England beginning in February subsequent 12 months,” he had written in his letter in August.
Almost about home cricket, Ganguly’s letter had acknowledged: “Within the home cricket context, we’re at present within the off season and the BCCI is making all efforts to make sure that home cricket resumes as and when the circumstances allow. The well being and security of gamers and all others concerned in home cricket is of utmost significance to BCCI and we’re always monitoring all features.”
The BCCI is optimistic about internet hosting England for a Take a look at collection early subsequent 12 months and as Ganguly knowledgeable, no backup venue has been picked but. “It’s nonetheless 4 months away. We’ll take a name sooner or later,” he stated.
No ICC nomination
In the meantime, it’s learnt that no one from the BCCI will file nomination for the publish of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) chair. The ICC has set October 18 deadline for its Board of Administrators to suggest candidates for the publish.
The place has been mendacity vacant since Shashank Manohar stepped down greater than three months in the past. The ICC elevated its deputy chairman Imran Khwaja to “assume the duties of the Chairperson till a successor is elected”.
The worldwide physique intends to conclude the election technique of its subsequent chair “by early December”.
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