Updated: March 29, 2020 5:52:11 pm
The Australian authorities’s determination to seal its border for the following six months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic could adversely affect India’s Futures Tours Programme (FTP), together with the much-awaited face-offs Down Under later this 12 months.
India’s tour of Australia is to start with a T20 tri-series in October and finish with the Tests in December.
In between is the World T20, scheduled for an October 18 begin, however the mega-event’s future can be shrouded in uncertainty because of the international well being disaster.
In Australia, there was over 2000 optimistic circumstances together with 16 reported deaths, prompting the federal government to seal the nation’s borders.
The Sourav Ganguly-led BCCI, in all chance, may need to discover alternate plans amid the pandemic that has up to now claimed over 30000 lives internationally.
While the BCCI is but to take a closing determination on this version of IPL, the worldwide calender will probably be one other reason behind concern as there are excursions of Sri Lanka (ODIs and T20s), Zimbabwe, Asia Cup (T20) and residential a white ball collection towards England lined up.
A six-month travel ban means no groups will probably be allowed to enter Australia for the assignments lined up within the coming instances, which incorporates the World T20 and the tour by the Indian crew.
“Right now it’s too early to say anything. It’s a potential six-month travel ban. If the situation is under control, it could be lifted early also,” a senior BCCI office-bearer, aware of the developments, informed PTI on the situation of anonymity.
But those that have an concept of the FTP calender admitted that the sensible drawback in such a scenario could be the T20 tri-series, which begins at first of October and includes Australia and England.
“If worldwide travel ban in actuality exists for six months, then it turns into a logistical nightmare. At least, for the T20 tri-series earlier than the World T20.
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