Ganguly confirms India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed that India will tour Sri Lanka during July this year for a limited overs bilateral series.
With the postponement of this year’s edition of the Indian Premier League, BCCI and the Indian Cricket team are gearing up for yet another bigger milestone in front of the national Test team. Up next, India’s international fixture will be the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand which will be played at Southampton, England.
The Final of the ICC Test Championship will be played at Southampton from June 18 to June 22. Following the Test Championship Final, India will play a five-match Test series against England which will kickstart India’s next Test Championship.
Between the two assignments, India will have more than one month gap and the Test team is expected to stay back in England during that period. Meanwhile, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed another assignment to be done for Men in Blue during that period.
The former Indian cricketer confirmed that India will tour Sri Lanka during July this year. In the tour, India will play three ODIs and five T20IS. Speaking to a journal about the chances of conducting the remainder of IPL 2021, Ganguly addressed India’s tour of Sri Lanka in July.
“India is supposed to go to Sri Lanka for three ODIs and five T20Is. There are lots of organizational hazards like 14-day quarantine. It can’t happen in India. This quarantine is tough to handle. Too early to say how we can find a slot to complete the IPL,” he said.
However, the Test team players are expected to stay in England. The touring squad for Sri Lanka will be fully occupied by the bench strength of the Indian Cricket team. This might open doors for a few more domestic and IPL stars. Also, India might have a new captain for the series.