Sourav Ganguly writes letter to state associations, proposes hosting England in 2021

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, has written a letter to the state associations stating that the Indian board wants a robust domestic season as well as host England in 2021.

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Sourav Ganguly writes letter to state associations, proposes hosting England in 2021
Sourav Ganguly has said the BCCI is determined to host a robust domestic season next year and has also proposed that India might host England in 2021.


The coronavirus situation has stalled cricket in India completely. With daily cases of over 65,000 and with the total number of cases closing in on 30 lakhs, the situation is not so good. The IPL 2020 has been shifted to the UAE due to the pandemic in India and with India scheduled to tour Australia in November-December, there will be no international cricket in India whatsoever this year. The domestic season has also been curtailed, with the Ranji Trophy shortened. There could be no space for the Vijay Hazare Trophy with the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy squeezed in due to the 2021 being a World T20 year as well as IPL year again.

Amidst all this, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has proposed a roadmap for the resumption of cricket. In a letter written to the state associations and accessed by several media outlets, Ganguly wrote that the resumption of domestic cricket must start as and when the conditions improve. The BCCI is confident that the coronavirus situation will improve and that there will be a healthy domestic season in 2021.

What is more interesting is that the BCCI has proposed hosting England in 2021 in the month of February while all efforts will be made to start the IPL in April 2021. The letter stated that the health of the players remains the priority of the board and that no decision will be made without their consent.

Ganguly says bye to Dhoni

Recently, Ganguly had hailed MS Dhoni as one of the finest India has ever produced and he penned an emotional statement when MS Dhoni retired from international cricket on August 15.

"It is the end of an era. What a player he has been for the country and world cricket. His leadership qualities have been something, which will be hard to match, especially in the shorter format of the game. His batting in one-day cricket in his early stages made the world stand up and notice his flair and sheer natural brilliance. Every good thing comes to an end and this has been an absolutely brilliant one," Ganguly said in an official release issued by BCCI.

"He has set the standards for the wicketkeepers to come and make a mark for the country. He will finish with no regrets on the field. An outstanding career; I wish him the best in life," he added.

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