England tour of India which was originally scheduled in the ICC Future Tours Programme for late September to early October 2020, has been postponed until early 2021.
The dates for the rescheduled fixtures are not yet confirmed. The three ODIs and three T20Is were originally slated to form part of both team’s T20 World Cup preparations.
The tour is postponed as the IPL 2020 is scheduled during that window after the postponement of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.
Mr Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary, said, “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.”
“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 said.
ECB’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tom Harrison, said, “Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimising the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible,” he added.