IND vs SL : The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has a trail of questions currently knocking on their official doors, right from the specific time to conduct the remainder of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 to hosting Team India’s national cricketing commitments.
Former Indian skipper and the current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly recently confirmed that Team India will play three ODIs and five T20Is against Sri Lanka in July. He explicitly assured of the happening of India’s tour of Sri Lanka, which was otherwise sceptical- known to have an overlap with the remainder of the IPL 2021 that is yet to be scheduled. In fact, Ganguly even reckoned that there are no signs of IPL being hosted any time soon.
In a recent interview with Sportstar magazine, Ganguly said, “India is supposed to go to Sri Lanka for three ODIs and five T20Is. There are lots of organizational hazards like 14-day quarantine. It can’t happen in India. This quarantine is tough to handle. Too early to say how we can find a slot to complete the IPL.”
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As of now, all players and cricket fanatics have their eyes writ large on the first edition of the ICC World Test Championship where Team India will square off with New Zealand. The prestigious Test match will be played from June 18 2021 at Southampton. (Earlier, the scheduled venue for the final was Lords).
Team India has an extended stay at England even after the WTC final as India has a 5-match away Test series against England scheduled to commence from August 5. The speculations for the possibility of the remainder of IPL 2021 arose amid the available window of June 22, 2021, and August 5, 2021.