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England's white-ball tour of India postponed until 2021
Sunday 09 August 2020

The trip would have served as preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup, which has also been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It means England's men have no tours scheduled between the end of the home summer and Christmas.
They could play both Sri Lanka and India in the early part of the new year.
Two Tests against Sri Lanka, which were postponed in March, could now take place in early January.
There are talks being held over an all-format tour of India to be held from late January to early March.
England were already due to meet India over five Tests at the beginning of 2021, but that may now be cut to three or four Tests in order to accommodate limited-overs matches.
The situation surrounding coronavirus in India could influence where those matches are played.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been just over two million confirmed cases in India. Only the USA and Brazil have more.
The rescheduled Indian Premier League has been moved out of the country to the United Arab Emirates.
The International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme also has England slated to play one-day internationals and T20 matches in South Africa in the spring.
"Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimising the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the Covid-19 pandemic," the ECB's chief executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said.
"International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with the BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible."
Jay Shah, honorary secretary of the BCCI, said: "The BCCI and ECB are working closely to finalise the schedule as we move towards the resumption of cricket. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball format and will now be a comprehensive one."
The trip would have served as preparation for the Twenty20 World Cup, which has also been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It means England's men have no tours scheduled between the end of the home summer and Christmas.

They could play both Sri Lanka and India in the early part of the new year.

Two Tests against Sri Lanka, which were postponed in March, could now take place in early January.

There are talks being held over an all-format tour of India to be held from late January to early March.

England were already due to meet India over five Tests at the beginning of 2021, but that may now be cut to three or four Tests in order to accommodate limited-overs matches.

The situation surrounding coronavirus in India could influence where those matches are played.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been just over two million confirmed cases in India. Only the USA and Brazil have more.

The rescheduled Indian Premier League has been moved out of the country to the United Arab Emirates.

The International Cricket Council's Future Tours Programme also has England slated to play one-day internationals and T20 matches in South Africa in the spring.

"Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimising the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the Covid-19 pandemic," the ECB's chief executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said.

"International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with the BCCI to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible."

Jay Shah, honorary secretary of the BCCI, said: "The BCCI and ECB are working closely to finalise the schedule as we move towards the resumption of cricket. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball format and will now be a comprehensive one."

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