Kolkata: Board of Control for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly on Monday saidtheir priority was to host England early next year in India under the present situation.
The global pandemic has forced the Indian cricket governing body to delay and then
shift the ongoing IPL season to UAE. And there have even been reports of the possibility
of playing the England series over there as well. But, for now, the board's focus remains
on making the tour happen in India.
"The priority is to make this (series against England) happen in India," Ganguly said at
a promotional event in the city."We will try to make this happen on Indian grounds. The advantage in UAE is they have three stadiums (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai)."
India is presently in the grip of pandemic and no place was safe from coronavirus as the country was now the second in the list of countries with most cases of deadly disease.The BCCI chief said that they were continuing to work on trying to 'make it happen
(England) in India.'
"We are monitoring it," Ganguly said. "We want to have our domestic season. We have
all the combinations, situations ready in our mind. We will try and make it happen as much
as we can."
"Everything is fluid. It's been hard for the last six months to keep everything in order. You
want your cricket to happen.You want lives to get back to normal, there are players involved.
But you also want to have a close look at the Covid situation," the former India captain said.
As per plan, England are to travel to India for five Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is, to
be played between January and March.(UNI)