Good news for Indian cricket fans. He may just have to wait a few months now to see his favorite players in action again soon.
According to the Times of India news, Team India may start international cricket again by visiting Sri Lanka in August. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday gave a green signal to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to visit Team India. Provided that the Government of India approves it.
This series, consisting of three ODIs and three T20 Internationals, was actually due in June, but could not be done due to coronavirus. Sri Lanka will also seek permission from the Sports Ministry for the bilateral series.
According to the report, the conditions would have improved substantially (in view of the coronavirus) in August. In such a situation, SLC is confident that it will get the approval to hold the series. SLC relies heavily on selling television rights to the series to increase its revenue.
Meanwhile, Sri Lankan Cricket President (SLC) Shammi Silva has told the Sri Lankan media that he has received hints from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
He confirmed that the Asia Cup T20 tournament will be played in Sri Lanka itself. Pakistan was earlier supposed to host the tournament, but things changed after the Board of Control for Cricket in India refused.
6 teams will take part in the Asia Cup. These include five full members of the ICC (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan). A qualifier (winner of the qualifying tournament played between other Asian countries). India is the defending champion of the Asia Cup.
“We discussed the matter with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB),” Ceylon Today quoted Silva as saying. He agrees that in the current situation we should host it. In the ACC’s online meeting, we have got the green signal to host the tournament.