The BCCI has already postponed its home series against England scheduled for Sep-Oct owing to Covid19. Now as IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 to November 8, some more international tours will have to be cancelled or postponed.
Cricket Australia has two home series scheduled for the same dates as IPL 2020. First tour involves India itself. Virat Kohli’s team India was scheduled to play the 3T20 Games series in October and that will be put on the back burner now.
Cricket Australia will lose another home series as the West Indies team will now not travel to Australia for 3T20 Games in October. 11 top West Indies T20 players will ply their trade in IPL 2020 and no way they will agree to tour Australia in October.
Australia vs West Indies in Aus – 3T20 – October
India vs Australia 3T20 Games – October
New Zealand Cricket
Another country which will have to sacrifice its home tour will be Cricket New Zealand. NZC was supposed to host Bangladesh for 3T20 games in October but all that is now a thing of the past. Captain Kane Williamson including 6 Kiwis are all set to play in IPL 2020. The NZC has already given the clearances for their participation in the Indian league.
Bangladesh vs NewZealand in NZ – 3T20 October
Cricket South Africa
Cricket South Africa would also have to reschedule their series against Pakistan this October. The Proteas were supposed to host the Pakistan team for 3ODI and 3T20 games but now that stands to change. 10 top class South African cricketers will be playing in IPL 2020 and the series against Pakistan will have to be rescheduled.
Not only this, South Africa also was committed to tour the West Indies for 2 Test & 5T20 game series in the month of July & August. But due to Covid19 talks were on between the two boards to reschedule it for September end. But now with IPL 2020 scheduled during the times both boards will have to look for some other opportune window to complete the FTP commitment.
Pakistan vs South Africa in SA – 3ODI / 3 T20 – October
Sri Lanka Cricket & Bangladesh Cricket Board
SLC & BCB are far better placed than others and can complete their pending FTP commitments during the September-November window. No Bangladesh player has been picked by IPL teams this season and only 2 players from Sri Lanka are scheduled to play IPL 2020 this year.
That is the reason, BCB is planning to tour Sri Lanka during the window of IPL without any headache.