The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made a big announcement on Friday after announcing the dates of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). The India series against England, which was scheduled in September this year, has been postponed.
Following the announcement of the dates of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) made a big announcement on Friday. With the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 World Cup in mind an international series was scheduled for Team India. However, now that the World Cup has been postponed, the BCCI on Friday decided to postpone the series till 2021. Before the Twenty20 World Cup, the Indian team was scheduled to play a series of limited overs matches against England at home.
India last played a bilateral series against South Africa in March which was eventually called-off due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The BCCI and the England Cricket Board have taken this decision mutually. The England team will now tour India from January to March 2021 and the Indian team will then tour England for the Test series. BCCI secretary Jay Shah said -“I am pleased with the way BCCI and ECB have managed the situation. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball formats.”
ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said- “Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other boards to progress the vital task of optimizing the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the COVID-19 pandemic,”