When the cricketing world has been effected with deadly virus known as the “Covid-19” after the long break the two cricketing boards have declared that England and India will set to play 4 Tests, 5T20ls and 3ODIs which will start from February 2021 with first test match starts from 5 February at Chennai. Earlier this tour was planned in the month of September and October 2020 but it was postponed due to the pandemic. The T20l world cup was also postponed and it was reschedule to take place in 2021 which is the another reason England players will adapt to the situations and conditions when they will visit India for long tour.
The test series will be the part of inaugural ICC Test Championship 2019-2021 while ODI series will be the part of inaugural ICC cricket world super league 2020-22. Ahmedabad is expected to turn pink when it hosts the third Test on 24th of February under lights,” the BCCI said in a release.
JAY SHAH – WE ARE VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF PLAYERS AND MATCH OFFICIALS
Jay shah has said the tour will be held under strong health protocols for the safety of players and match officials. Well for the fans to be allowed it will be depend on the situation of Covid-19 in the month of January and February 2021 to decide whether they are allowed or not.
“The BCCI prioritises health and safety of both teams and will leave no stone unturned to make sure that the tour is held adhering to all safety protocols agreed by the BCCI and ECB medical teams,” Jay Shah said in a release.
“This will be India’s first bilateral series at home since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and the home season will bring back joy to cricket fans.”
ECB CEO TOM HARRISON – FORTUNATE ENOUGH AS THE TEAM TO PLAY THE FIRST GAME AT MOTERA
Tom Harrison said that we have been working with BCCI to have matches in the bio-secure environment for the safety of officials and players who will be part of this tour.
“We have been delighted with the planning that has been undertaken by the BCCI to ensure the three venues in Chennai, Ahmadabad and Pune will be ready to host international cricket in a bio-secure environment and look forward to working closely with them over the coming weeks to finalise those plans,” Harrison said.
“The prospect of becoming the first international side to play at the magnificent Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad adds an extra dimension to the tour.”