In England, the Cricket season is delayed as it was expected due to the pandemic. The severe attack of the Covid19 has almost stopped every activity around the world and cricket is also affected completely all over the world. Most of the national and international cricket tournaments, domestic cricket matches and other seasonal play-offs have been completely affected and rightfully suspended.
Cricket Season, Cricketers & Fans
Every cricket playing nation, the national and international players, trainers and support staff, officials who are part of the game, commentators, sponsors of the game and the fans world over have been affected while facing the threat of Corona and all remained behind the doors during the compete lock-down.
Rescheduling of English Cricket
According to the Cricket officials of England, the Cricket season which was delayed by four months and will resume from July 1st. The Test series between England and West Indies which was scheduled in the month of April will start July 8th.
The effect of lockdown was seen all over the world and it has also affected the domestic cricket of England. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will be going to decide about the upcoming cricket season and the domestic competitions, during their meeting on Wednesday. The board will plan to inaugurate the Cricket season and schedule the international cricket which will start from July and will end in September.
The new hundred – tournament which was supposed to start in July has been postponed until 2021. There are number of other cricket tourney which were scheduled earlier were either be rescheduled or postponed.
This year, the cricket season also includes the test series between Australia and Pakistan which is scheduled in the summer. Hopefully, the series will be played as per scheduled.
Possibility of IPL in India
In India, all the cricket tournaments, cricket matches including the most-famous IPL were cancelled indefinitely. According to the BCCI, Chairman Sourav Ganguly, the cricket season will be rescheduled and will start soon. There is possibility that BCCI may re-schedule IPL tournament between September and October, just before the T20 World Cup which is to be played from 18th October 2020 in Australia.
Possibility of India vs Australia Cricket Series
According to Kevin Roberts CEO Cricket Australia (CA), there could be a possibility to have test cricket series between India and Australia to be played later this year. Roberts told in a video conference that the discussion is going on with BCCI to have 5 test cricket series to be played with India behind the close doors. The idea to play test cricket series with India, is to promote cricket after Covid-19 crisis.
Roberts also added that, “In our partnership with BCCI, we are in a pursuit of cricket matches with India to be played in creative ways and to start a new-era of cricket that will inspire the cricket world”.