BCCI eyeing September 25 to November 1 window for IPL 2020

BCCI eyeing September 25 to November 1 window for IPL 2020

The series will not be part of the Future Tours Programme and the series was negotiated by CSA's director of cricket Graeme Smith and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly.

CSA's acting chief executive Jacques Faul told a virtual media briefing on Thursday that the BCCI is keen to honour its commitment to tour the country.

"The Cricket Australia board will want to keep India happy. If it's postponed, maybe a bit later", added Faul, indicating that India were flexible in their willingness to make the fixtures happen.

"We're seeking, via Sascoc, an audience with the sports minister to be given approval to, if needed, play behind closed doors". For South Africa, hosting the series would help their finances and generating series against India would yield profits at a time when the board is bracing for big losses.

Global cricket has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic with no matches taking place since the second week of March.

Due to the virus, all cricket matches have been suspended.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) board is set to discuss the IPL, T20 World Cup and other coronavirus scheduling issues during next week's video conference.

However, before any advanced negotiations can remotely take place, CSA will have to seek permission from government, a process already under way.

"Right now, we can't even commit that we can tour Sri Lanka in July followed by (short T20 series) in Zimbabwe". Dhumal told Reuters by telephone.

"Taking into the account the restrictions on air travel and movement of people till May 31, the BCCI will wait further before organizing a skill-based training camp for its contracted players".

However, a BCCI veteran who has interacted with Nenzani, said that the cash-strapped Proteas should only get a commitment if it backs the BCCI view on ICC policies.

The CEO of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Rahul Johri has said that the board is planning to conduct the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 with Indian and overseas players after the monsoon.

The former India coach stated that cricketers will have to be mentally and physically geared up and adapt to the post COVID-19 cricket world.

The AFL and NRL, which both have an eye on venues contracted to the World Cup for the majority of October, are keenly watching developments. However, no Indian cricketer is allowed to play in any of those tournaments until they retire from the game. Second: Start with bilateral cricket.

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