Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has said that the Indian domestic season will start only when it is safe for young players to travel indoors for Ranji Trophy matches.
There is uncertainty about India's domestic tournaments as the number of matches in the season will have to be reduced if the Indian Premier League happens in October due to the corona virus epidemic.
The domestic season 2020-2021 was to begin with the Vijay Hazare Trophy in late August, followed by the Ranji Trophy, the Duleep Trophy and the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. The Iranian trophy was canceled last season due to the start of the lockdown.
Asked about domestic and junior cricket, Ganguly said to Sports, "These are necessary but only after the corona virus epidemic is controlled." Only after the conditions are safe, especially junior cricket.
Ganguly said that India is a big country and teams have to travel from place to place for matches and hence domestic cricket will not start until everything is safe.
The BCCI chief said, "We do not want to take risks on young players. Our country is so big and our domestic cricket is so strong that everybody has to travel to play. Therefore, it will not be held until it is safe. ”Similarly, tournaments for the age group will not be organized at the moment.
According to the Union Health Ministry, on Thursday, Corona virus recorded the highest number of 24,879 cases in a single day on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 7,67,296. The death toll from this infection has reached 21,129 with 487 people losing their lives in a day.