As expected, England’s tour to India has been postponed to early 2021.
Both the boards confirmed the news on Friday. England was supposed to tour for three-ODIs and three-T20I in late September and then was supposed to return for five Test matches in early 2021.
Due to the increasing cases of COVID-19 and India being one of the most affected countries, the tour was cancelled as expected. Also, the boards have already began preparations for the IPL which will be beginning in the month of September after ICC men’s World Cup was postponed.
“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,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.
Meanwhile, the 13th edition of Indian Premier League will be taking place in UAE from September 19th to November 10th.