The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has requested the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to start the five-Test series a week before the current four August, leaving them now with the remaining 31 of the postponed Indian Premier League. To get time to complete the matches. However, no one has officially confirmed it from the BCCI, which has been reported by former England captain and famous cricket writer Michael Atherton in ‘The Times’.
According to the report, in order to complete the postponed Indian Premier League, the BCCI has asked the ECB about the possibility of holding the last match of the Test series a week in advance. It says, “There has been informal discussion between the respective boards. Because of the Kovid-19 epidemic, the cricket program has been greatly affected.
The Indian team is looking at a possible six-week gap after the completion of the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. This match against New Zealand will be played in Southampton from 18-22 June.
The first match of the five-match series against England will be played in Nottingham (August 4 to 8). It will be followed by Lords (12–16 August), Leeds (25–29 August), The Oval (2–6 September) and Manchester (10–14 September).
It is important to note that earlier this was mentioned by former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen. Peterson had said that the BCCI should organize the remaining 31 matches of IPL 2021 in England only. Because most of the players of Team India will be in England at that time and players of other countries will also have no problem in coming to England.