Cricket fans in India can finally enjoy some professional cricket action with Punjab T10 league set to take place this month. The tournament will be held at 10-10 sports club ground at Bathinda. Cricket action around the world is currently halted in the light of the pandemic.
Cricket in India as well as in others parts of the world is suspended since March. The ODI between Australia and New Zealand on March 13 was the last international game to take place before the cricket boards around the globe suspended their fixtures.
However, the situation is finally improving and international cricket is set to return next month. If everything goes well, England and West Indies will play three Tests. West Indies have already reached in England for the much-awaited series.
Meanwhile, Punjab T10 League will feature six teams which are named after the cities of Punjab. They are Amritsar Alligators, Bathinda Bulls, Firozpur Falcons, Ludhiana Lions, MogaMongoose & Patiala Panthers. A total of 33 games will be played across 16 days.
Two matches will be played daily while the finals day will have 3 matches per day. The top 4 teams will qualify for the final day where two semifinals will be played before the final. The competition will start on 15th June and finish on 30th of this month.
According to Balwinder Kumar Sharma (the tournament organiser) the tournament will take all necessary measures of social distancing & the ground will have all the measures of safety of the players. No celebration will be allowed & no saliva or spit to be used on the ball while playing.
As far as return of high profile cricket in India is concerned, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly recently said that the board is exploring all the options to conduct the IPL this year. Recent reports also suggest that India are likely to tour Sri Lanka in August for a limited-overs series.