The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly made it clear that they are ready to host England in India in the upcoming tour after the coronavirus pandemic and that the tour will now not be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Notably, the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) was recently conducted in the UAE, in wake of the widespread coronavirus pandemic in India. Ever since then, there had been voices for conducting future tours in UAE itself.
However, the BCCI has made it clear that they are now ready to bring back cricket in India and the process will gradually begin from the England series followed by IPL 2021.
BCCI All Set To Host England In India
According to a report in the Daily Mail, talks between the BCCI and the ECB are on in full swing with plans for four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is to be played in India. The Test series will begin in February while the white-ball series will be held in March.
“England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is,” BCCI President Sourav Ganguly had earlier said. “It is easier to have bilaterals than having eight-nine-ten teams, which gets difficult, but we have to keep assessing the situation.
Final Schedule Of The England Tour To Be Released Soon
The final schedule of the India-England tour will be released shortly as India’s tour of Australia comes to an end. Team India is currently in Australia for a three-month-long tour that commenced on November 27.
After having lost the three-match ODI series 201, team India looked in brilliant touch in the T20I series and won the first two games of the three-match series to clinch the T20I series. The four-match Test series will begin from December 17 in Adelaide and Indian skipper Virat Kohli will be back after the first Test due to paternity leave.