Sourav Ganguly the President of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) thinks that the five-match Test series, proposed by Cricket Australia against the traditional four-match series, will not be feasible later this year because of the global pandemic novel coronavirus outbreak. However, Virat Kohli and Co. are currently scheduled to play four Tests in the much-anticipated Border-Gavaskar Trophy which is slated to start in November.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts had earlier said that the board's desire to host a five-match Test series against India but saying quarantine guidelines amid the crunch situation of coronavirus pandemic, Ganguly has shared that it will be difficult to include an additional match keeping the time constraints in mind.
"I don't think it will be possible for India to participate in five Tests. There will be limited-overs games and plus we have to consider the 14-day quarantine guidelines. All this will extend the tour," Sourav Ganguly was quoted as saying by Mid-day.
Referring their relationship with the BCCI as 'strong', Roberts had also said that a five-match Test series can be possible but there is no certainty yet while speaking with the reporters on a video call last month.
"We've discussed a shared desire to evolve to five-Test series between Australia and India in the future. It's something we've both committed to in principle in the future, the big question is whether or not we can bring that in before the next future tours cycle in 2023. We don't know what prospect there is of that next season, but certainly with a changing landscape...we won't rule out a possibility of that until we get closer to the time," he concluded.
Currently, the entire has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus which has affected more than 4,700,000 people and claimed the lives of over 310,000 across the globe so far. And, the time can tell when the situation will be better and the sporting events can be resumed.