The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Apex Council met on Saturday and the schedule includes an upcoming tour of Australia on three major issues, a tour of England after the Australia series and the start of the Indian domestic season with coronavirus all over the country. Speaking to ANI, an official who attended the BCCI meeting said the board was looking at hosting England in India and playing a pink-ball test in Ahmedabad would create a bio-safe bubble in three or four places. Or Kolkata.
“There are plans to set up bio-safe bubbles in three to four places as per the permission of the government. The pink-ball test will be conducted in Ahmedabad or Kolkata. Depending on the situation, the call will be taken at the right time.” But yes, England is coming back to India, “the official said.
Asked about the Australia series, the official said the 14-day isolation would be over by now. When it came to the concern in the case of the Australia series, it was that Indian players had to go to the UAE after the IPL.
The Australian government had said from time to time that there could be no relaxation, with the BCCI urging Cricket Australia to resolve the issue as Indian players are part of a bio-safe bubble due to the ongoing IPL.
“It looks like the isolation phase has 14 days left. The venues have stayed the same and the itinerary has arrived. We’re going directly from the UAE, so the idea is to see if the isolation rate can be reduced. , “The officer said.
The future of the domestic season and domestic cricketers is certainly still in balance as creating individual bio-safe bubbles to host the entire Ranji Trophy season does not seem feasible in the current situation. More appeals have been made for Mushtaq Ali to play in the T20 tournament.
At present, they are only looking at the Ranji Trophy and the women’s ODIs, the official said. “This is a pathetic situation because we need to be careful about the number of teams and players involved. So far we are looking forward to the game starting with the January Ranji Trophy and Women’s ODIs. But we have to constantly monitor the situation before we start working.” Officials said.
The meeting also approved the BCCI’s 2018-2019 accounts.