The wait to watch the Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team in action is set to get longer. InsideSport has learnt from its sources in the Board of Cricket Control of India (BCCI) that England tour of India in the month of September – October this year is all set to be postponed. BCCI which is already staring at huge revenue loss in case IPL 2020 will not take place, stands to lose further on account of postponement of England tour of India.
India’s first home series for 2020-21 season was scheduled for the month of Sep-Oct against England. Kohli’s team was slated to take on world champion England team in 3 match ODI & 3 games T20 series – but all that will be postponed for now.
“Yes, without any doubt the tour of England team will be postponed. Where is the chance to conduct the series in such an atmosphere, we will have to reschedule it”, said one of the BCCI official to InsideSport.
This means Indian cricket team will not be seen in action at home before 2021 now.
Cricket Business : England tour of India likely to be rescheduled to January 2021
The BCCI will officially announce the postponement of the series after June17th meeting of Apex Council. When asked, will the series be rescheduled ?
The source in BCCI informed InsideSport that through it has not been discussed with England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) but most probably series will be rescheduled for the month of January-February.
England cricket team is again scheduled to tour India in the month of January-February for 5 test match series. According to the info with InsideSport, the postponed 3ODI and 3T20 game series can be played along with the scheduled test series.
If that happens, India – England will play each other over 18 games in short period between January 2021 to July-Aug 2021.
India vs England matches in 2021
– England will tour India in January for 5 Test Match series
– September 2020’s postponed 3Odi and 3 T20 game series can be scheduled in Jan-Feb 2021
– Virat Kohli and team will again travel to England in July for 5 test series
Cricket Business : Star India will not have any Indian cricket till 2021
Along with BCCI, Star India has been the biggest loser as Covid19 has hit the Indian cricket hard. Without any doubt, Star India is the biggest cricket broadcaster in the region with rights of ICC, ACC, BCCI, IPL in its kitty. But due to Covid19 led postponements, Star Sports will now not be left with any cricket games involving Indian cricket team in 2020.
– T20 World Cup is about to be postponed
– England tour of India is postponed
– Asia Cup 2020 postponed
– Scheduled India’s tour of Australia will be broadcasted on Sony
Because of all these above reasons, the next scheduled Indian series on Star India will only get broadcasted in all probability in January 2021.