The ease in the situation has triggered the hopes for India’s test series against Australia as well. Earlier, amidst the Coronavirus outbreak, cricketing activities were halted. Some were delayed indefinitely and others were called-off. As a consequence of having no cricket for months, the boards are deciding to resume the training camps and series behind closed doors.
India tour of Australia was confirmed as both teams are to play four test matches. Venues were also decided among which, Perth got no right to host test matches. Adelaide, Sydney, Gabba, and Melbourne are to host four tests in December, and Brisbane, Canberra, and Adelaide are to host a bilateral T20 series from October 11 to October 17 as per the existing schedule.
However, Australia have eased the lockdown amidst the decreasing number of Coronavirus cases but taking the safety measures, borders are still kept close till September which can reduce the chances of holding the T20 World Cup.
If the T20 World Cup gets postponed amidst the Coronavirus situation, then there is no point in visiting Australia for a bilateral T20 series as declared by an official from BCCI (Board of Control of Cricket in India).
He has cleared that cancelation of the World Cup will give them enough time to organize the series with any other country rather than Australia as the Men in Yellow will be canceling the T20 World Cup to avoid more cases, there is no point of other forms of cricket and taking the risk as well as out there.
BCCI official: If T20 World Cup gets postponed, there is no point of playing a bilateral T20 series against Australia
“If the T20 World Cup does not happen, the 3-match T20I series makes no sense for our players. Everything was decided to keep in line with the schedule of the T20 World Cup. We need to avoid unnecessary travel,” the official was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with Times Now.
The official further mentioned that they will see to amalgamate the Test and T20 series all together in December.
“We will see to it that the T20I series is clubbed with the Test series in December later this year. The postponement of the T20 World Cup will give us the much-needed space to play some other bilateral series,” the official added.