Mumbai: England's limited overs tour of India, which was scheduled for September-October, has been postponed until January 2021, the ECB and BCCI confirmed on Friday.
England were scheduled to play 3 ODI and as many T20Is in India in the lead up to T20 World Cup but with the global tournament getting postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BCCI and the ECB have agreed to postpone the series.
The IPL was due to be played in April-May but was postponed due to COVID-19. But, the postponement of the T20 World Cup has given BCCI another window to host the T20 league.
IPL 2020 will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19 as COVID-19 cases are still on rise in India.
The ECB is now in discussions for a tour that will include fixtures in all three formats from late January to late March next year.
''The BCCI and ECB are working closely to finalise 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,'' said Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI in a statement.
''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,'' he added.
"International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with the BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible," ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said.(UNI)