NEW DELHI: The a lot awaited home cricket season will begin from January 1, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated on Saturday. The BCCI Apex Council met on Sunday night and a great period of time was spent on discussing the home calendar which had been thrown in disarray by the surging instances of COVID-19 in India.
“We now have had in depth discussions on home cricket and we’ve tentatively determined to begin the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly informed PTI from Dubai.
When requested if it could be a curtailed season or not, the previous Indian captain stated the board will not have the ability to accommodate all home tournaments for sensible functions.
“We will definitely have the complete fledged Ranji Trophy red-ball event. It’s going to in all probability not be doable to carry all tournaments,” Ganguly stated, hinting that BCCI is eyeing the January-March window for Ranji Trophy.
The BCCI president additionally assured that the junior cricket and ladies’s tournaments will likely be held between March and April.
“We even have elaborate plans for our age group and ladies’s cricket. We’ll begin with the Ranji Trophy after which we will even have the opposite tournaments between March and April,” he stated.
He additionally knowledgeable that the Indian workforce will likely be allowed to coach in Australia throughout their quarantine part.
Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary and we mentioned the modalities of that itinerary. We will likely be taking part in 4 Assessments and that can finish within the third week of January,” the BCCI president stated.
The Indian workforce is predicted to play three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Assessments Down Beneath.
On the house sequence towards England, Ganguly stated that the BCCI is monitoring the scenario and the ultimate itinerary will likely be ready in due time.
“The England sequence is nice three and a half to 4 months away. We nonetheless have time. We’re monitoring the scenario (COVID-19) which is fairly fluid and can take a name accordingly,” he stated.
Whereas internet hosting the sequence in India (Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Dharamsala being doubtless venues) stays precedence, the UAE is a second possibility.

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