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India won the 2018-19 series 2-1 (Photo-Reuters)

The official schedule for India tour of Australia is still to be confirmed by the hosting board. But BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said that the series might start with a day-night game in Adelaide. Ganguly, who is in constant touch with the hosts, however mentioned that the dates are still to be finalised.

“Cricket Australia has sent us an itinerary. We will play three T20Is, three ODIs and four Tests there. The first Test will be a day-night game in Adelaide. The dates haven’t been finalised yet,” Ganguly told The Indian Express.

Sourav Ganguly,
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly (Credits – Twitter)

The hosting board are constantly planning about the series against India. The official announcement for the schedule can be expected in due course as the last of the process with the Queensland Government to bring the Indian team into Brisbane have been checked off.

Earlier, the Australian reported that the white-ball series might precede the four-Test series. It looks like a tactical decision as most of the players will join their national squad following the grueling IPL 2020 in the UAE. The report also confirmed the four venues finalized for the Test series.

“The tour will commence with a white-ball component before the four-Test series, at this stage, begins in Adelaide on December 17-21. Other venues include Melbourne (December 26-30), Sydney (January 7-11) and Brisbane (January 15-19),” the report said.

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India tour Down Under much-anticipated

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India’s tour Down Under is the most-anticipated series’ for Cricket Australia after the pandemic situation has hit the normal schedule. The board has made special arrangements for the series, including the bio-bubble, as the traditional four-Test series will help them to recover from the losses due to non-commencement of matches.

The hosting board has been hit by a major turmoil in the recent past, and it continues to worsen. The tussle between the cricket board and Channel 7 has taken another turn as reports suggest that a legal arbitration being pursued by the broadcaster owing to a ‘breach of contract’ by the board for ‘delivering a product not equal in quality to what was delivered the previous year’.