England’s white-ball tour of India postponed
India and England were scheduled to play three One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 games in India. The tour was supposed to start in late September. would The series was framed for ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia later in the year.
But that tournament has been postponed now been put on hold and India is struggling to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. Therefore, Officials from England and India are in talks over dates for an all-formats England tour to India from late January to late March and India’s Test tour to England due later in 2021.
Although, England are currently scheduled to play five Tests in India from January to March next year. “International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) to firm up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible,” said ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) chief executive Tom Harrison.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah said: “I am pleased with the way BCCI and ECB have managed the situation. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball formats.” If health conditions do not improve, the fixtures could be staged in the United Arab Emirates, which will stage the lucrative Twenty20 Indian Premier League from September. Although England are currently playing series against pakistan and previously played with West Indies, but due to uncontrolled situation in India, its impossible to carry out the series in time.