Planning to start out home cricket from January 1: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket Information

NEW DELHI: The a lot awaited home cricket season will begin from January 1, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned on Saturday. The BCCI Apex Council met on Sunday night and a great period of time was spent on discussing the home calendar which had been thrown in disarray by the surging circumstances of COVID-19 in India.
“We’ve got had in depth discussions on home cricket and we’ve tentatively determined to start out the competitions from January 1, 2021,” Ganguly informed PTI from Dubai.
When requested if it might be a curtailed season or not, the previous Indian captain mentioned the board will not be capable to accommodate all home tournaments for sensible functions.
“We will definitely have the complete fledged Ranji Trophy red-ball match. It should most likely not be attainable to carry all tournaments,” Ganguly mentioned, 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 can be held between March and April.
“We even have elaborate plans for our age group and ladies’s cricket. We’ll begin with the Ranji Trophy after which we may also have the opposite tournaments between March and April,” he mentioned.
He additionally knowledgeable that the Indian group can be allowed to coach in Australia throughout their quarantine section.
“Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary and we mentioned the modalities of that itinerary. We can be taking part in 4 Checks and that may finish within the third week of January,” the BCCI president mentioned.
The Indian group is anticipated to play three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Checks Down Beneath.
On the house collection in opposition to England, Ganguly mentioned that the BCCI is monitoring the scenario and the ultimate itinerary can be ready in due time.
“The England collection is nice three and a half to 4 months away. We nonetheless have time. We’re monitoring the scenario (COVID-19) which is fairly fluid and can take a name accordingly,” he mentioned.
Whereas internet hosting the collection in India (Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Dharamsala being seemingly venues) stays precedence, the UAE is a second choice.

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