BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is keen on hosting the India-England series at home after announcing UAE as the potential venue for the series next year. England will be visiting India for five Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is, beginning in January 2021.
There is a risk involved in hosting the series with the number of COVID cases more than 60 lakhs while the fatality stands at 95000. However, the former Indian captain is hoping to get the necessary arrangements set up for the series.
Sourav Ganguly Keen on Hosting India-England Series in India
Sourav Ganguly is keen on hosting the matches in the three stadiums in Mumbai, namely, Wankhede, Brabourbe and DY Patil. Ganguly also counted Eden Gardens among one of the options.
“The priority is to make this (India-England Series) happen in India. We will try to make this happen on Indian grounds. The advantage in UAE is they have three stadiums (Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai).
We also have the same facility in Mumbai — CCI, Wankhede and DY Patil. We also have Eden Gardens. We have to create a bubble. We want to hold our cricket in India, that’s where the game is, that’s where the heart is. But we are monitoring the COVID situation,” Sourav Ganguly stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The former Indian captain said that everything is on hold at the moment, considering how things have been in the last six months.
“Everything is fluid. It’s been hard for the last six months to keep everything in order. You want your cricket to happen. You want lives to get back to normal, there are players involved. But you also want to have a close look at the COVID situation,” he concluded saying.