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CHENNAI: Announcement of the Australian Cricket (CA) about a full itinerary by India later this year is not a confirmation of the date and place. This will depend on the situation of COVID-19 and the Indian and Australian councils will discuss the logistics and number of places before finalizing travel plans. What the CA released may not be final.
A statement from CA on Thursday said there would be three T20I between October 11 and 17. The four-match test series begins on 3 December, followed by three ODI from 12 January. This has clearly been planned keeping in mind the T20 World Cup schedule which is scheduled to start later in October. With the ICC Board postponing the decision on the T20 World Cup which took place this year, the dates of the T20 leg of the India tour in Australia depend on balance.
“The schedule released today follows FTP eight years previously taken. It is planned. If the ICC does not want to hold the T20 World Cup this year, what’s the point of going to Australia in October, coming back and going again,” BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said, adding that adjustments might have to be made depending on the situation.
“This is what they are planning. Being a host country, they have to finish this so broadcasters and others can also make their plans. But this series is in four or five months. We have a tour in Sri Lanka too (in July)) , according to FTP. If it’s safe for players to travel, we will have this series. Nothing has been canceled until now. “
Although the CA has designated Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney as four Test sites with Melbourne marked for Boxing Day Tests, this is subject to situations that allow matches in several places. Previously, the council had talked about the possibility of having all matches in one or two places.
“This will depend on the guidelines set by local authorities. The board will discuss based on it. If the circumstances require us to play in one place, we must do it. If it is safe to travel to all places and play in different places, we will do our accordingly, “Dhumal said.
India in Australia (schedules may change)
T20I: October 11 Brisbane. 14 Oct Canberra. 17 Adelaide.
Testing: 3-7 December Brisbane. December 11-15: Adelaide. December 26-30 Melbourne. 3-7 Jan Sydney.
ODI: Jan 12 Perth. Jan 15 Melbourne. 17 Jan Sydney.
ODI: Jan 22 Canberra. Jan. 25 Melbourne (Junction Oval). 28 Jan Hobart (Blundstone Arena).
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