The Board of Control for Cricket in India has agreed to tour Sri Lanka in August, subject to clearance from both governments, said a report in The Island. The report said the BCCI confirmed their readiness to Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday.
The India National Cricket Team has not played any game since the tour of New Zealand ended in early March. They were set to play a three-match ODI series against South Africa before the IPL. But after the first match was washed out without a ball being bowled, the series was called off in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The situation is finally improving, and cricket looks set to start within a few days. If everything goes well, international cricket can resume next month with a Test series between England and West Indies.
Team India To Tour Sri Lanka In August: Report
The Sri Lankan cricket board will now seek permission from the country’s Ministry of Sports to resume bilateral cricket in the country. India were scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Sri Lanka in June, which didn’t happen due to the pandemic.
Once the Sri Lankan government gives clearance, the SLC will work on the schedule and other details of the series. The report further added that SLC is hopeful of hosting the series with a few spectators in the stands while ensuring social distancing norms.
Sri Lanka Cricket To Hold The Asia Cup: Report
While the International Cricket Council (ICC) is thinking about the fate of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is figuring out the fate of the Asia Cup 2020. Recently, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has wished to host the Asia Cup 2020, which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has reportedly given the green signal.
On the other hand, the Asia Cup 2020, which will be the second edition of the T20 Asia Cup and 15th edition of the overall Asia Cup, has been scheduled in September 2020 after understanding the T20 World Cup schedule. Though Pakistan was awarded to host the Asia Cup 2020, the PCB has decided to shift this tournament after the request from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as currently, they can’t travel in Pakistan.