ECB to postpone limited overs tour of India due to BCCI’s IPL plans

The England and Wales Cricket Board is reportedly considering the cancel the proposed limited overs series in India.

The England cricket team is scheduled to play three One Dayers and as many T20 Internationals in India during the month of September this year.

Since the BCCI is considering to have the Indian Premier League between September and November, the ECB will postpone the two white-ball series in India.

According to the Daily Mail, the ECB and BCCI officials are working to reschedule the series sometime next year. The option to tag the white ball games as the end of England’s five-Test series in India is also under consideration.

The two cricket boards can reportedly also agree on giving up one Test to accommodate the limited overs games.

The International Cricket Council is expected to announced the decision to defer the T20 World Cup 2020 sometime next week. Hosts Cricket Australia are not prepared to stage the event, scheduled from  October 18 to November 15 this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BCCI is eyeing to capitalise on the window created by the postponement of the World Cup. That will give BCCI a ready window to squeeze in the IPL, which were to be deferred indefinitely from its original start date of March 29.

England are slated to fly in to India on September 16 for the two white ball series.

The BCCI, however, has made it clear that the  13th edition  of the cash rich league remains its top priority.

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