The T20I series between India and Australia scheduled in October might be suspended if the T20 World Cup gets postponed. As per BCCI, this T20I series is scheduled for players to prepare ahead of the mega event, but if the tournament gets delayed, there is no need to organise the series.
The coronavirus outbreak has made future uncertain, and nothing can be assured to go as per plans. The ICC is also considering whether to host the T20 World Cup this year or not because of the fear of the spread of the virus. The governing council will decide the fate of the tournament in the upcoming board meeting.
T20I series makes no sense for our players if the T20 World Cup does not happen: Official
Meanwhile, according to Cricket Australia’s summer schedule, Team India is scheduled to play three-match T20I series from October 11 to October 17 in Australia ahead of the ICC tournament.
A BCCI official, while talking to Times Now, informed that the T20I series would be shifted and scheduled in December before the four-match Test series. He added that the Indian board would schedule some other bilateral series in place of that series.
“If the T20 World Cup does not happen, the 3-match T20I series makes no sense for our players. Everything was decided keeping in line with the schedule of the T20 World Cup. We need to avoid unnecessary travel,” the official was quoted as saying in an exclusive interview with Times Now.
“We will see to it that the T20I series is clubbed with the Test series in December later this year. The postponement of the T20 World Cup will give us the much-needed space to play some other bilateral series,” the official added.
From 3rd December, India will play the four-match Test series against Australia. The two teams will also play the ODI series in January.