Mumbai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Sourav Ganguly, said India is committed to hosting England in February 2021 to complete its Future Tours Program (FTP).
The series will be followed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in April.
As per ESPNcricinfo’s report, in a letter to the state associations of the board with “updates from the BCCI”, Ganguly said his Australia tour plans for the senior men’s team in December were in line with FTP commitments, while the plans for the women’s team and domestic cricket were still under consideration.
Ganguly said in a letter written by ESPNcricinfo on 20 August, “The senior Indian men’s team will travel to Australia for the series starting in December this year and return to the country for the series against England from February next year.”
He added, “IPL 2021 will be held in April after that. Tours of senior Indian women’s teams are also under discussion and more details will be shared soon.”
According to the FTP, India had already been scheduled to play Australia in December and hosted England for their last five World Test Championship matches in February 2021.
However, India’s tour of Australia later this year is the only confirmed bilateral series for the men’s team.
“All the members will be informed about the future action and suggestions will be taken before resuming domestic cricket. We hope that the situation of Kovid-19 will improve in the next few months and we will be able to start domestic cricket. A safe and healthy environment, “Ganguly wrote in the letter.