The live cricket action in India will have to wait further as the BCCI is set to postpone the limited-overs series at home that was scheduled for September. The COVID-19 cases in India have been rising with every passing day.
“England were supposed to play six games (three ODIs and three T20 Internationals) during late September. Obviously, in the current circumstances England won’t be traveling to India,” a senior BCCI official told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
India had to cancel the three-match ODI series against South Africa earlier this year.
Earlier, the IPL was also postponed for an indefinite time after the coronavirus outburst. Earlier, Sri Lanka and UAE had also offered to host the cash-rich league.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions. The MI franchise is the most successful team who have won the title four times, while CSK have won it thrice.
Kolkata Knight Riders have won it twice while Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad have won it once.
IPL was slated to begin at the end of March and MI would have taken on CSK in the opening encounter of the tournament at the iconic Wankhede stadium.
The IPL has been held overseas twice. The 2009 edition took place in South Africa while UAE hosted half of the season in 2014 due to the general elections in India.