India likely to tour England in August for a tri-series featuring South Africa

Shikha Pandey celebrates a wicket with her teammates. © Getty Images

India are likely to return to action when they travel to England for a tri-nation series with the hosts and South Africa in September. The BCCI and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have been discussing the possibility of resumption of cricket and things appear positive, as per a report by Sportstar.

India were scheduled to tour England in late June, but it had to be postponed due to the restrictions that were in place due to COVID-19 pandemic. With South Africa set to travel to England in September, an alternative series involving all three teams was proposed.

As per reports the discussions between the boards may have come to a positive outcome. “As of now, unless the COVID-19 situation worsens, it’s only a matter of getting the government go-ahead,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying.

 

The series will be played with all the safety measures in place with under a bio secure environment. Although there have been no formal announcement reports suggest India team could depart in late August and the series could start in September 10 post the mandatory quarantine period.

The BCCI is yet to appoint new selection committee after the previous selection panel chaired by Hemlata Kala completed their term with the selection of the side for the T20 World Cup. BCCI had invited applicants for a new panel in January, but the positions have remained vacant since then.