The speculations circulated earlier that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking to arrange their upcoming home series against England in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But the news has turned out to be dismissed as the president of the BCCI, Sourav Ganguly has clarified that India will host England in its several venues.
Despite the rising COVID-19 cases and worst health scenarios in India, the BCCI is looking forward not to drag their home series in any other country. The Men in Blue will face England for a four-match test series, three-match ODI, and a five-match T20I series in 2021.
The things might get difficult but Ganguly has made sure that the board tackles every related obstacle wisely to avoid ebb and flow.
BCCI not to stage India’s home series against England in UAE
“England is touring India for four Test matches, three ODIs, and five T20Is. It is easier to have bilaterals than having eight-nine-ten teams, which gets difficult, but we have to keep assessing the situation. A lot of people are talking about the second Covid wave. We’re already hearing of cases being on the rise again in Mumbai and Delhi, so we have to be careful and make sure everything is in order,” said Ganguly as quoted by News18.
Also, he has talked about the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that is just five months ahead. Ganguly along with the board is trying everything in power to host IPL in India as the IPL 2020 has been cast entirely in UAE.
“The next IPL is five months away, and we’re very much trying to have it in India. I always tell people that they need to be here to see what the IPL means to India. We’re also going to be hosting domestic cricket in India,” Ganguly concluded.