Srinagar, Aug 22: With tentative dates for the resumption of domestic cricket in India set, the BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has reminded State Associations that domestic cricket can resume only when conditions permit amid this global pandemic of Coronavirus.
“The domestic season is now expected to begin with the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 tournament, tentatively from the third week of November.”…the BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,” Ganguly wrote in the letter to presidents and secretaries of the its affiliated member associations.
“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket.”
He said the BCCI was hopeful that the Covid-19 situation will improve in the next few months and domestic cricket will be able to start in a safe environment.
The BCCI chief informed the members about India’s commitments in the Future Tours Programme (FTP), including the scheduled tour of Australia later this year and playing host to England early 2021.
He said that India is set to host the T20 World Cup next year and the ODI World Cup in 2023.
“The BCCI continues to be the host for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and the 50-over ICC Cricket World Cup in 2023.”The former India captain also said that the tours of the Indian women’s team are “under discussion” but did not eloborate further.
(With inputs from PTI)