Even though the Indian potential for cricket could be seen by the 17th century itself, the 1983 world cup was a milestone in the Indian cricket history which proved this potential. It was the third edition of the cricket world cup tournament held in England and Whales and India’s phenomenal victory was cherished by the world.
We thus see India has been at the forefront in the field of cricket since the beginning. Sadly, due to the pandemic that the world is facing currently a lot of tournaments have been postponed, the famous IPL 2020 being one of them.
Having said that, cricket fans shall be pleased to know that the top bosses in the BCCI are set to meet in the apex council meeting today i.e. Friday, July 17th. Continuous postponement of the tournament has instilled great anxiety among the crowd.
The IPL 2020 schedule shall be discussed in this meet as shall be the venue for the tournament to be held. Furthermore, a revised schedule of India versus England bilateral series and domestic cricket restart would also be a major bone of contention.
Even though the International Cricket Council (ICC) hasn’t released any official confirmation on this year’s T-20 world cup in Australia, the BCCI has been planning to host the IPL in between the September and November window.
The apex council meeting of the board of control for cricket in India, expected to take place today will be done via video conferencing where 11 points are expected to be discussed with the fate of the IPL 2020 date shall remain the major part of the discussion.
There were also talks of a training camp being held in the UAE with the BCCI contracted players and with UAE being one of the most preferred destinations for franchise league. The increasing cases of the COVID 19 in India and choosing UAE as a destination seems a wise decision at this point in time.
Apart from the IPL 2020 news, we can also expect the BCCI to hold talks over restarting domestic cricket in the country and rescheduling the bilateral series at home against England, which was set to begin in September. The board, therefore, is expected to put up a new tentative schedule in the much anticipated meeting.
Cricket has been the most important sport and part of the Indian culture for centuries now. Though the COVID pandemic might have slowed down the pace of the tournaments, it can barely affect the enthusiasm for cricket in India.