Planning to start out home cricket from January 1: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

The much-awaited home cricket season will begin from January 1, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated on Sunday.

The BCCI Apex Council met on Sunday night and a very good 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 have now had intensive discussions on home cricket and we have now tentatively determined to start out the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly advised PTI from Dubai.

When requested if it might be a curtailed season or not, the previous Indian captain stated the board will not be capable to accommodate all home tournaments for sensible functions.

“We will definitely have the total fledged Ranji Trophy redball event. It should most likely 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 probably be held between March and April.

“We even have elaborate plans for our age group and ladies’s cricket. We are going to begin with Ranji Trophy after which we may also have the opposite tournaments between March and April,” he stated.

He additionally knowledgeable that the Indian group will probably 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 probably be enjoying 4 Assessments and that can finish in third week of January,” the BCCI president stated.

The Indian group is predicted to play three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Assessments Down Beneath.

On the house collection in opposition to England, Ganguly stated that the BCCI is monitoring the state of affairs and the ultimate itinerary will probably be ready in due time.

“The England collection is sweet three and a half to 4 months away. We nonetheless have time. We’re monitoring the state of affairs (COVID-19) which is fairly fluid and can take a name accordingly,” he stated.

Whereas internet hosting the collection in India (Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Dharamsala being possible venues) stays precedence, the UAE is a second possibility.

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