West Indies tour to Australia 2020 postponed
According to the ICC’s Future Tour Program (FTP), the West Indies were scheduled to tour Australia in the first week of October 2020 to play a three-match T20 series which is now postponed due to Coronavirus. However, the cricket boards of the two countries have decided to postpone it. The cricket boards of the two countries confirmed on Tuesday (August 4).
One series after another has been postponed since the beginning of Corona. About 90-95% of the series has been suspended in the last four months. However, in the meantime, England has returned to the field of cricket. After a three-match Test series against the West Indies, the English are now playing an ODI series against Ireland. Joe Root will host Pakistan at the end of the ODI series against Ireland.
Meanwhile, the postponement of the T20 series in Australia has increased the chances of hosting a bilateral series. However, the Indian Premier League (IPL) is a big obstacle. The BCCI has been busy organizing the IPL since the postponement of the T20 World Cup.
The BCCI has already received permission from the Indian government to host the IPL. The 13th edition of the IPL is going to be held in the United Arab Emirates from September 19. The final will be held on November 10.
Two series have already been postponed due to bilateral series during the IPL. Meanwhile, Pakistan and South Africa are also planning to postpone the series. This time he has been added to the list of three-match T20 series between West Indies and Australia.
The two countries had planned to play a three-match T20 series in preparation for the T20 World Cup. However, the cricket boards of the two countries considered the series to be unreasonable as the T20 World Cup has been postponed. With the start of the IPL, the lack of key players in the team at that time was a big problem.
The two teams were scheduled to play three matches in Townsville, Cairns and the Gold Coast on October 4, 6 and 9. However, his schedule has been rescheduled. Meanwhile, Ajit is scheduled to travel to England in September to play limited-overs cricket. Although it has not been confirmed yet.