BCCI TOP BRASS to attend England Test, discuss longer IPL with ECB


India Tour of England: The entire Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) top brass including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah will be present for the rescheduled 5th Test against England. While they can witness Rohit Sharma & Co create history, BCCI officials will also discuss a longer window for IPL 2023 with ECB Managing Director Rob Key. Follow IND vs ENG Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Under Rohit Sharma, India have a chance to win the Test series in England after 15 years and the BCCI wants to witness that grand achievement.

“Yes, arrangements have been made. President, Secretary, and Vice Presidents all will be going to England for the Birmingham Test. They will arrive on June 30 a day before the Test,” a BCCI official told InsideSport.

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

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India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

Longer window for IPL: The BCCI has also been contemplating a longer window for IPL 2023 and a window for Women’s IPL. While BCCI already held talks with other boards on WIPL window, BCCI seeks support for a longer IPL 2023 window.

“It (longer window for IPL) will be a part of the discussions but it’s not the only one. ECB has been very supportive of the BCCI, especially in regards to Women’s IPL and IPL. And we will have plenty to talk about,” the BCCI official told InsideSport.

Although many in the BCCI have floated the idea of a longer IPL in 2023 and held discussions with ICC officials during IPL 2022, it expects to face a lot of opposition.

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

India Tour of England: All you need to know

  • Team India under Rohit Sharma’s leadership will leave for England on June 16 from Mumbai.
  • KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer will join the Test squad in England after the 5-match T20 series concludes on June 19.
  • Rahul Dravid will join the Test squad in England on June 20.
  • India will play one Test (rescheduled 5th Test) from July 1 in Birmingham.
  • Before the Birmingham Test, India will play a four-day warm-up match against Leicestershire from June 24.
  • BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Secretary Jay Shah and Treasurer Arun Dhumal besides other top officials will attend the 5th Test.
  • Amongst other things, a longer window for IPL 2023 will also be discussed with ECB MD Rob Key.

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

The entire BCCI top brass was present during the Lord’s Test during England tour last year. This time, there won’t be an exception. However, none of them will attend the white-ball series against England. The 5th Test is part of the Test series in 2021. India lead the series 2-1.

A part of Team India including captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah amongst others will leave for England on June 16 from Mumbai. But the likes of KL Rahul, and Rishabh Pant will leave for England on June 20 after the conclusion of T20 series against South Africa at home.

India Test squad for England: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain) Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

India Tour of England Schedule:

  • Four-Day Warm-up vs Leicestershire County Cricket Club – June 24-27
  • India A vs Derbyshire T20: July 1
  • India vs England 5th Test – July 1-5 @ Birmingham
  • India A vs Northamptonshire: July 3
  • IND vs ENG 1st T20: July 7 @ Southampton
  • IND vs ENG 2nd T20: July 9 @ Birmingham
  • IND vs ENG 3rd T20: July 10 @ Nottingham
  • IND vs ENG 1st ODI: July 12 @ Kennington Oval
  • IND vs ENG 2nd ODI: July 14 @ Lord’s
  • IND vs ENG 3rd ODI: July 17 @ Manchester

India Tour of England: Entire BCCI TOP BRASS including Sourav Ganguly and Jay Shah to attend Birmingham Test in England

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