Kolkata: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that despite the circumstances arising out of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the board will do its best to ensure that the home series against England is held in India only. Ho. He hoped that domestic tournaments would also be started at any time. Corona virus cases in India have crossed 6 million, of which more than 96,000 people have died.
England have to tour India for 5 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20 Internationals between January and March next year. When asked about the option of organizing a series against England in the UAE at the press conference here, he said, “Our priority is that this (series against England) be in India.” We will try to do it on Indian grounds. The advantage in UAE is that there are 3 stadiums (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai).
The BCCI recently signed an MoU with the Emirates Cricket Board to match there. Ganguly said, ‘We also have facilities in Mumbai where there are CCI, Wankhede and DY Patil stadiums. We also have Eden Gardens. We have to create a bio bubble. We want to play our cricket in India only. But we are also monitoring the condition of corona virus.
He said, ‘The last 6 months have been difficult for everything. You want cricket to be organized here. You want life back to normal, it also includes players. But you also want the status of Kovid-19 to be closely monitored. The BCCI organized 2036 domestic and men’s matches in 2019-20.
If things were normal, tournaments like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, Under-23 CK Naidu Trophy, Vijay Hazare, Deodhar Trophy, and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy would have been organized. He said, the situation is being monitored. We want to start our domestic season. There are all kinds of combinations, conditions in our mind. We will try for it and do as much as we can. ‘
When asked about the performance of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the Indian Premier League, he hoped that this charismatic player would do well for Chennai Super Kings. He said, ‘In the current circumstances it will take some time to get the rhythm. He has not played cricket for a year and a half. No matter how good you are, it is not easy to come back.
Dhoni had said goodbye to international cricket last month and when Ganguly was asked about the farewell match to Dhoni, he said, ‘I spoke to him on the day of retirement. However, I could not meet him during the IPL because he is in the bio-bubble.
This former captain said, ‘I have not spoken to Dhoni about this. Whatever Dhoni has achieved for India, he deserves it. However, it is difficult to say anything about the future as circumstances have changed a lot. We can no longer tell anyone to come and play here.