England’s tour of India has become the latest series to get postponed amidst the Coronavirus. The tour will not be taking place until early January.
The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) are in contact to reschedule the tour somewhere in between late January-March.
The tour was all set to take place in September-October.
England tour of India postponed till early 2021
Mr. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, said:
“The BCCI and ECB are working closely to finalize the day-wise schedule as we move towards the resumption of cricket. The India-England series is one of the most anticipated contests in world cricket. The two teams compete hard on the field and provide some riveting moments.
“I am pleased with the way BCCI and ECB have managed the situation. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball format and will now be a comprehensive one.”
ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tom Harrison, added:
“Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimizing the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible.”
Notably, Pakistan’s tour of South Africa has also been canceled amidst the Coronavirus fears as the world is still not free of the spreading virus.