India to play day-night Test in Adelaide: Sourav Ganguly

India to play day-night Test in Adelaide: Sourav Ganguly


By: Categorical Information Service | Kolkata |

Up to date: October 18, 2020 8:06:04 am

india australiaIndia’s tour of Australia will begin in November-end – three T20 internationals and as many ODIs might be adopted by 4 Checks. (File Picture)

The primary India-Australia Check match might be a pink-ball affair, to be performed below lights in Adelaide, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has confirmed. India’s tour of Australia will begin in November-end – three T20 internationals and as many ODIs might be adopted by 4 Checks.

“Cricket Australia has despatched us an itinerary. We are going to play three T20Is, three ODIs and 4 Checks there. The primary Check might be a day-night recreation in Adelaide. The dates haven’t been finalised but,” Ganguly instructed The Sunday Categorical after the BCCI’s Apex Council assembly on Saturday. The assembly was held through video convention, with the BCCI president attending it from Kolkata.

The assembly additionally mentioned the plans to organise home cricket this season towards the backdrop of a Covid surge within the nation. As of now, the BCCI hopes to have a truncated home season.

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“It won’t be attainable to carry all of the tournaments for sensible causes. However we hope to have a full-fledged Ranji Trophy from early January and no less than one limited-overs event,” Ganguly mentioned.

The BCCI has two premier males’s limited-overs tournaments at senior degree – the Vijay Hazare Trophy (50 overs) and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (T20).

Ganguly had earlier knowledgeable the state associations and affiliated items that the Indian cricket group “will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments”, whereas stating that the Board would anticipate the coronavirus state of affairs within the nation to get higher earlier than beginning the home season.

“The BCCI and the Indian cricket group will proceed to fulfil its FTP commitments. The senior Indian males’s group will journey to Australia for its collection beginning in December this yr and can come again to the nation for a collection towards England beginning in February subsequent yr,” he had written in his letter in August.

As regards to home cricket, Ganguly’s letter had acknowledged: “Within the home cricket context, we’re presently within the off season and the BCCI is making all efforts to make sure that home cricket resumes as and when the situations allow. The well being and security of gamers and all others concerned in home cricket is of utmost significance to BCCI and we’re continually monitoring all points.”

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The BCCI is optimistic about internet hosting England for a Check collection early subsequent yr and as Ganguly knowledgeable, no backup venue has been picked but. “It’s nonetheless 4 months away. We are going to take a name sooner or later,” he mentioned.

No ICC nomination

In the meantime, it’s learnt that no person from the BCCI will file nomination for the put up of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) chair. The ICC has set October 18 deadline for its Board of Administrators to suggest candidates for the put up.

The place has been mendacity vacant since Shashank Manohar stepped down greater than three months in the past. The ICC elevated its deputy chairman Imran Khwaja to “assume the obligations of the Chairperson till a successor is elected”.

The worldwide physique intends to conclude the election strategy of its subsequent chair “by early December”.

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