The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has expressed its interest to host the test match between England vs Indian early next year. The England cricket team is slated to tour India next year for a Test series as well as the white ball series.
The CAB has written to the BCCI to award them at least one test match of the series in order to compensate for the cancelled India vs South Africa ODI match in March this year.
The third ODI match of the series was supposed to be played at the Eden Gardens on March 18 but the entire tour was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will request BCCI to plan the Test series (against England) in such a way that the two associations get compensated for the two abandoned matches,” CAB Chief Abhishek Dalmiya told PTI.
“We would be looking forward to the BCCI to negotiate with the England Cricket Board because they are the ones to tour India in early 2021, that’s the next home series.” he further added.
Dalmiya also stated that he would separately write to the BCCI for reimbursing the losses incurred due to the cancellation of the series against South Africa.
“We will send a request sympathetically to reimburse the expenses incurred for printing of match tickets, sale of tickets, getting the venue ready. The calculations are being worked out,” he said.
Dalmiya also pushed Ganguly’s name as one of contenders for the next ICC Chairman as he said, “It’s important that someone from India becomes the chairman. The global cricket is going through a difficult phase due to the pandemic. A strong ICC is the need of the hour in order to protect the game.”