BCCI faces scheduling crunch – The Hindu


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The destiny of the T20 World Cup — and consequently the IPL — continues to hold within the steadiness. As a outcome, the BCCI’s apex council may have a difficult time finalising India’s revised worldwide calendar for the rest of the cricket season when it meets on Friday.

Ever since India’s cricket actions had been dropped at a standstill by the COVID-19 outbreak in March, a number of worldwide assignments have been cancelled or rescheduled. While the house ODI collection versus South Africa was deserted after the primary ODI in March, excursions to Sri Lanka in June-July (three ODIs, three T20Is) and Zimbabwe in August (three ODIs) have been postponed. A proposed tour to South Africa for 3 T20Is in August has additionally been cancelled.

England collection postpone

On Tuesday, it was confirmed that India’s first dwelling task of the season — the limited-overs leg of the cut up collection in opposition to England — won’t be performed as per schedule in September-October. England was speculated to face India in three ODIs and three T20Is between the Asia Cup (which has been cancelled) and India’s tour of Australia for a T20I collection adopted by the T20 World Cup.

It is known that the England and Wales Cricket Board and BCCI executives have been in discussions about accommodating white-ball video games at the price of one or two Tests throughout England’s scheduled tour for 5 Tests from January 2021.

All these elements, moreover making an attempt to accommodate ODIs in opposition to Afghanistan and presumably reschedule South Africa’s deserted collection, are set to be mentioned on Friday. Point No. four of the apex council agenda states: “Discussion on finalising Team India’s FTP”.

It might be fascinating to see how the BCCI makes an attempt to honour its dedication to the broadcaster by guaranteeing the stipulated variety of video games (17) until subsequent March.

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