It’s been a tough 4-5 months for sporting events across the world as the outbreak of COVID-19 halted all the action going around. As things are getting to normalcy slowly, there is finally some good news for Indian cricket fans. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has announced team India’s first home series of 2021.
Sourav Ganguly has confirmed that team India will be going against England at the beginning of the next year. This series means that the fans will eventually get to see cricketing action in the country. This will be India’s first home series after a hiatus of more than a year. India last played a home series in January 2020 against Australia.
The BCCI president also said that the BCCI is trying its best to resume domestic cricket as well. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, in a letter to the state associations, Ganguly mentioned that India will be hosting tournaments next year which includes the ODI World Cup in 2023.
One more interesting thing about the letter was that Sourav Ganguly assured that IPL 2021 will take place at its usual time. Besides this, rest of the schedule is same as of now.
BCCI is making all efforts to resume cricket: Sourav Ganguly
“The senior Indian men’s team will travel to Australia in December this year and will come back to the country for a series against England starting from February next year. This will be followed by IPL 2021 in April,” he wrote in the letter on Thursday night.
“In the domestic cricket context, we are currently in the off season and 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.
“All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket. We are hopeful that the COVID-19 situation will improve over the next few months and we will be able to start domestic cricket in a safe and healthy environment,” added Sourav Ganguly in his letter.
Team India has been out of action since March this year after the Test series against New Zealand ended. At the moment, BCCI is all set for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is going to take place in UAE this year as the conditions in India are not favourable for the tournament. The league will start from September 19 with the final on November 10.
After the conclusion of IPL, team India will fly to Australia for the four-match Test series. It is going to be a treat for the fans to watch back to back cricketing action after so long.