Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts has expressed the board’s need to host a five-Test series against India later this 12 months. India’s tour of Australia presently consists of 4 Tests and three ODIs, nonetheless, Roberts has hinted that there may very well be a further Test within the series when Virat Kohli and firm attain their shores in November.
Terming their relationship with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as ‘strong’, Roberts mentioned a five-Test series is a chance however not a certainty at this stage.
“There’s no certainty about that (five-Test series) for the coming season, but what I can say is that the relationship between the BCCI and Cricket Australia is really strong,” Roberts instructed reporters on a video name.
“We’ve mentioned a shared need to evolve to five-Test series between Australia and India sooner or later.
“It’s one thing we’ve each dedicated to in precept sooner or later, the large query is whether or not or not we will deliver that in earlier than the following future excursions cycle in 2023.
“We don’t know what prospect there’s of that subsequent season, however definitely with a altering panorama…we gained’t rule out a chance of that till we get nearer to the time,” he added.
Roberts additionally revealed the board is trying at the prospect of internet hosting all of the matches at a single venue of their bid to maintain the gamers and workers protected amid coronavirus pandemic.
“We won’t rule anything out in terms of the Indian series. Along with the BCCI and Indian players, we want to stage a series that inspires the cricket world, whether or not there are people in the stands,” Roberts mentioned.
“We need to face into all possibilities. Fortunately, we have a little bit of time to work out the scenarios,” he added.
The cancellation of the Test series against India might price Cricket Australia doubtlessly as much as $300 million in misplaced TV income.