International cricket has resumed after March with the current Test series between England and the West Indies. Players have to remain in isolation for two weeks and are tested for coronavirus before the match begins in the empty stadium. In such a situation, Cricket Board of India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly wants a short stay for the Indian team during the tour of Australia for the Test series this year because they do not want the players to go so far and sit in their hotel rooms for two weeks are.
The rules of the game have changed due to the Kovid-19 epidemic. However, Ganguly is hopeful that the Indian team may get some leeway during the Australia tour. India has to play a series of four Tests on this tour, which includes the day-night test. Ganguly said on the India Today show 'Inspiration', 'We have confirmed that tour. We are leaving in December. We are just hoping that there will be some reduction in the days of separation. It is very depressing and depressing. '
Ganguly said, 'And as I said Australia and New Zealand are in good condition, except Melbourne. So from that point of view, we are going there and hope that the days of segregation will be less and we will be able to return to cricket. There have been more than 9000 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Australia so far, of which over 7500 have recovered from the disease. So far 107 people have died due to this deadly disease.
Ganguly said that the Australia series will give a new path to a career for captain Virat Kohli. He said, 'I do not know whether I will remain in the post till December, but this tenure of the captain will be the criteria. This series will be like a milestone. I am in touch with him (Kohli), telling him that you have to be fit. You have not played cricket for six months. You have to make sure that your best bowlers are ready and fit for the tour. Then whether it is Mohammed Shami or Jaspreet Bumrah or Ishant Sharma or Hardik Pandya when they reach Australia, they should be at their top match fitness. '
The former Indian captain also mentioned the difficulties faced by the board in the midst of this epidemic. He said, 'This is unrealistic. We have not been to our office in Mumbai for four months. This is my seventh or eighth month as BCCI President, out of which four months were lost to Corona Wise. On a petition filed by the BCCI Supreme Court for extension of his and Secretary Jai Shah's tenure, Ganguly said, "I don't know if we will get the extension or not." If not, we will not continue in office, I will do something else. ”According to the administrative reforms of the Lodha Committee limiting the tenure of office bearers, the tenure of Ganguly and Shah is coming to an end this month.