India A tour of England postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions | Cricket News – Times of India

India A’s tour of England, which was scheduled for this summer time, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) stated on Tuesday.
India A have been scheduled to face England Lions in addition to play heat up video games towards their very own nationwide aspect, who’re set to go head to head with England in a five-Test sequence throughout August and September.
Instead, Virat Kohli’s males will now journey with a bigger squad and put together for the Test sequence with two intra-squad 4-day matches.
The ECB stated the choice to tweak the calendar was made to ship “the safest possible environment” for the worldwide matches scheduled over the English summer time.
“We look forward to welcoming a men’s India A tour at a later date after this summer and when restrictions have eased,” ECB chief govt officer Tom Harrison stated in an announcement.
The ECB have additionally held talks with cricket boards of the opposite three visiting groups this summer time — New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Pakistan — and agreed to cancel their tour matches towards English county groups.
All three visiting groups can even play intra-squad matches to put together for the internationals towards England this summer time.

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