NEW DELHI, Aug 22: BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has assured all state associations that domestic cricket will start as and when the situation is safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but did not specify the date from when the season will kick off.
Normally domestic season starts in August but the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the calendar and Ganguly�s letter to state associations on Thursday made it clear that the Board is yet to lock in a date.
The domestic season is now expected to begin with the Syed Musthaq Ali T20 tournament, tentatively from the third week of November.
�The BCCI is making all efforts to ensure that domestic cricket resumes as and when the conditions permit. The health and safety of players and all other involved in domestic cricket is of utmost importance to BCCI and we are constantly monitoring all aspects,� Ganguly wrote in the letter to presidents and secretaries of its affiliated member associations.
�All members will be duly informed about the future course of action and suggestions will be taken before we resume domestic cricket.�
He said the BCCI was hopeful that the COVID-19 situation will improve in the next few months and domestic cricket will be able to start in a safe environment. � PTI