CAB desires to host one Take a look at of England tour subsequent yr to make up for cancelled South Africa ODI

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The Cricket Affiliation of Bengal will write to the BCCI to award it a match throughout England’s Take a look at tour subsequent yr as a compensation for the cancelled South Africa ODI, its president Avishek Dalmiya stated on Sunday.

The second and third ODIs towards South Africa in Lucknow and Kolkata on March 15 and 18 respectively have been cancelled because the COVID-19 pandemic delivered to halt all of the sporting occasions internationally.

“We are going to request BCCI to plan the Take a look at sequence (towards England) in such a means that the 2 associations get compensated for the 2 deserted matches,” Dalmiya instructed PTI.

“We’d be wanting ahead to the BCCI to barter with the England Cricket Board as a result of they’re those to tour India in early 2021, that is the following house sequence.”

The subsequent house sequence is from January to March 2021 when England is scheduled to come back for a full tour.

England’s limited-overs tour of India comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is was initially scheduled from September-October this yr however has now been cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Dalmiya additional stated the CAB would write individually to request for reimbursement of the losses incurred as a result of abandonement of the South Africa ODI match.

“We are going to ship a request sympathetically to reimburse the bills incurred for printing of match tickets, sale of tickets, getting the venue prepared. The calculations are being labored out,” he stated.

He additionally backed BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as the following chairman of Worldwide Cricket Council.

“It is essential that somebody from India turns into the chairman. The worldwide cricket goes by means of a tough section as a result of pandemic. A powerful ICC is the necessity of the hour with the intention to shield the sport.”

Dalmiya stated BCCI would play a key function with two World Cups (T20 in 2021 and ODI in 2023) lined up within the nation in subsequent two years.

“I believe {that a} sturdy management is the necessity of the hour. Together with the telecast proper holders, the sponsors are one of many essential stakeholders. So it is essential that India performs an important function so far as the ICC is anxious.

“Then there are tax points, which must be resolved between the ICC and the BCCI. I do not know the way or what the ideas of the BCCI is. I am positive that they’d even be contemplating each side of it,” he added.

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