BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Monday said that the board is focusing on staging the series against England early next year. The board is monitoring the situation in the country so it can keep the series in India.
The COVID-19 cases in India have only increased from the last three months with over 90,000 cases coming every day. But the BCCI is also looking to resume all the domestic tournaments at some point of time within this year.
“Priority is to make this (series against England) happen in India. We will try to make this happen on Indian grounds. The advantage in UAE is they have three stadiums (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai),” Ganguly said.
The BCCI recently sent the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for their great cooperation. The media also asked Ganguly about the possibility of UAE being the host for India until the culmination of COVID-19.
“We also have the same facility in Mumbai — CCI, Wankhede and DY Patil. We also have Eden Gardens. We have to create a bubble. We want to hold our cricket in India, that’s where the game is, that’s where the heart is. But we are monitoring the COVID situation,” Ganguly stated.
BCCI would have already its domestic season bonanza Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy, the U-23 CK Nayudu Trophy, Vijay Hazare and Deodhar Trophy, and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
“We are monitoring it. We want to have our domestic season. We have all the combinations, situations ready in our mind. We will try and make it happen as much as we can,” he augmented.