The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly, on Tuesday, announced that England will tour India early next year to play four Tests, three ODIs and five T20Is. Earlier it was scheduled for September-October 2020 but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed for January 2021.
“England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is, it is easy to have bilaterals as there are just two teams, we have to keep assessing the situation, a lot of people are talking about the second COVID wave, we have to be careful,” Sourav Ganguly said during a virtual press conference organized by Livingguard AG.
Further speaking on the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, Ganguly said that they are trying their best to organize the tournament in India.
“We are trying to have the next IPL in India, it’s a tournament for India, I always tell people that they need to be here to see what IPL means to India.”
Commenting on the upcoming battle between the hosts Australia and India, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said, “Team is in Australia, they reached on November 11 (13), they will finish quarantine today, the team is in Australia, they will be starting cricket, Australia does not have a high number of COVID cases, boys are ready to get on to the field.”
India will play three ODIs, as many T20Is and four-Test match series against Australia. The clash will begin with the 1st ODI in Sydney on November 27. They will play the second ODI at the same venue two days later before moving to Canberra to play the final ODI and the first T20I on December 2 and 4 respectively.