Team India has a jam-packed international season ahead, comprising the final of inaugural World Test Championship, five-match Test series against England and limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.
Though the upcoming Test assignments and Sri Lanka tour remain India’s immediate focus, BCCI is also planning to host the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
With the reports of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) being in talks with England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to reschedule the forthcoming Test series for the second half of the IPL 2021 emerged, famous India commentator Harsha Bhogle has said that these talks will test the close relationship between the two boards.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, Bhogle wrote, “India’s request to the @ECB_cricket to reschedule the tests to try and accommodate the 2nd half of the #IPL is going to test the close relationship the two boards enjoy. There will be a trade-off but it will be wonderful if a common path can be found. Interesting times ahead.”
However, none of the boards has made an official statement on the matter.
Earlier, the BCCI had to suspend the 14th edition of IPL due to rising number of cases in the IPL 2021 bio-secure bubble.
A handful of players tested positive for novel coronavirus across four franchises after 29 matches of the tournament, forcing the Indian board to postpone the T20 competition.