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BCCI President Sourav Ganguly: Planning To Start Indian Domestic Cricket Season From January 1, 2021

Sourav Ganguly
TOI

The long-awaited national cricket season will start from January 1, said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

On Saturday evening, the BCCI Apex Council met, and a lot of time was spent discussing the national timeline that had been shaken by the surge in COVID-19 cases in India.

“We have had long discussions about national cricket, and we have tentatively decided to start competitions from January 1, 2021”

Sourav Ganguly

When asked whether it would be a cut short or not, the former Indian captain said the board would not host all domestic tournaments for practical purposes:

“We will have the full Ranji Trophy red-ball tournament. It will probably not be possible to organize all the tournaments”

The president of the BCCI also assured that the junior and women’s cricket tournaments would be held between March and April.

“We also have plans made for women’s cricket and our age group member. We will start with the Ranji Trophy, and then we will also have the other tournaments between March and April”

He also informed us that the Indian team would be allowed to train in Australia during their quarantine phase.

“Cricket Australia sent us an itinerary, and we discussed the terms of that itinerary. We will play four tests, and that will end in the third week of January,” said the president of the BCCI.

It is expected there will be three ODI, three T20I, and four Tests Down-Under.

“The England series is three and a half to four months away. We still have time for monitoring the COVID-19 situation, which is quiet running and will take a call accordingly”

Sourav Ganguly

While hosting the series in India remains a priority, while the UAE is a second option.