October 20, 2020 7:16:40 pm
Ahmedabad will host the day-night pink ball Test throughout England’s big-ticket tour of India early subsequent 12 months, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly stated right here on Tuesday.
England are slated to go to India from January-March for 5 Tests and a limited-overs sequence.
“Ahmedabad will hold the day-night Test,” Ganguly stated on the Kolkata Press Club whereas launching a e-book by CPI(M) MLA Ashok Bhattacharya.
Owing to a surge in COVID-19 case load in India within the current previous, there had been speculations that the sequence may very well be shifted to the UAE, the place the IPL 2020 is presently underway.
But the BCCI is decided to host England within the nation and is already exploring all doable choices, together with creating bio-secure bubbles.
Ahmedabad, Dharamsala, and Kolkata are probably to be the three venues for the Test sequence, however Ganguly stated they’re but to take a ultimate name.
“We have made some tentative plans but nothing has been decided as of now. We still have four months’ time,” stated Ganguly.
The BCCI president stated their precedence is the upcoming Australia tour, the crew choice for which is able to occur in a number of days.
“Before England, we have Australia series coming up. There will be team selection happening in a few days.”
Ganguly stated switching to the Test format instantly after the IPL received’t be an issue for the gamers.
“They are all quality players, they will be fine.”
As for the home season, the BCCI has determined to begin the Ranji Trophy from January 1, and Ganguly stated the main points might be labored out within the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM).
“The AGM will happen soon and there we will decide about the Ranji Trophy.”