Today on 17 October, in Apex Council Meeting BCCI chair members will discuss on Australia and England Tour of India in coming days after running season of IPL. 14 days of quarantine, time-table of England series and destinations will be finalized today. There will be five major points to discuss today but most discussed topic will be Local and International Cricket Programs. In this online meeting on virtual platforms, Chairperson Saurav Ganguly, Secretory Jay Shaha and Arun Dhumal will participate from Dubai as they are in Dubai for IPL2020.
Due to COVID19 pandemic Local cricket is in pockets. Today there will be final decision will come for Local Cricket programs. Due to COVID 19 there won’t be any big tournaments and events. For Australia tour, Indian squad of 28 players is going to travel with their support staff. These players will direct fly to Brisbane from Dubai for the series of Test, One Day and T20. Cricket Australia has planned this tentative tour but it isn’t finalized yet.
Tour of England-India will be important topic to discuss today. Because there are chances of one more COVID19 wave after Diwali festival, BCCI is planning for other alternatives as well. If COVID Pandemic hit again there are chances to take this tour to UAE, where IPL is going on.
No Jersey Sponsor yet-
Going to the tentative schedule of India’s tour of Australia, starting last week of November. Team India has to find a Jersey Sponsor by this month end. The last time BCCI published a tender, not a single bidding party came to table. In trying to avoid such embarrassment once again, BCCI will do the homework before floating the tender. Unless, the board thinks Team India has no choice left to fly to Australia without a sponsor.