Confident that cricket will be back to normal in six to seven months, the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly felt it is just a matter of time till the vaccine comes up. He also said that the virus has taken the world by shock. Also Read - 'China Caused Great Damage to US': Trump Sharpens Attack on Beijing Again Over COVID-19
“It is something which caught the world in sheer shock,” said Ganguly in an online lecture on Unacademy app. Also Read - World Zoonoses Day 2020: What is Zoonosis And How Does The Infectious Disease Spread
“We did not have any vaccines to take care of it, but I think over a 6-7 month period once the vaccine comes up everything will be normal. We have this tremendous resistance in ourselves and I think cricket will be back to normal. Also Read - International Flights: SpiceJet to Operate 19 More Flights to Evacuate Stranded Indians From UAE, Saudi, Oman Under Vande Bharat Mission
“Yes, there will be some changes in the schedules but I think world cricket — BCCI, the ICC — are all hell bent to get cricket back to normal.”
Ganguly said that while there will be different tests for players and staff to go through, it shouldn’t come in the way of the sport.
“For the players there will be different tests and medical examinations but I don’t see it coming in the way of the sport moving forward. When the vaccine comes out it will be part of normal life, just like falling sick you take that medicine and you will get better,” he said.
While England are mulling plans to host West Indies in July and potentially Pakistan after, Australia announced their schedule for the summer season and it included the four-Test series against India.