England's limited overs tour of India has been postponed until early 2021, England Board and Indian Board confirmed.
England was originally scheduled to tour India in September to play three T20Is and three ODIs and then return in January to play five test matches.
With Covid-19 situation in India not very good, it has even forced the Indian T20 league to be pushed outside of India. So, both the Indian board and the England board have decided to postpone the series.
"Now that we have clarity regarding the postponement of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, it enables us to work with other Boards to progress the vital task of optimising the international schedules in the challenging circumstances that we have all been having to address with the COVID-19 pandemic," ECB's Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said.
"International cricket between India and England is a highlight of the cricketing calendar and we look forward to working with the Indian Board to firm-up the schedules for these eagerly anticipated tours as soon as possible."
The two boards are trying to covert 2021 tour of test matches into a full tour. Where it will start from late January to late March. India is also scheduled to visit England in 2021 summer.
"The Indian Board and England Board are working closely to finalise the schedule as we move towards the resumption of cricket," Jay Shah, Board Secretary, said. "The India-England series is one of the most anticipated contests in world cricket. The two teams compete hard on the field and provide some riveting moments. I am pleased with the way Indian Board and England Board have managed the situation. The rescheduled tour is also being redesigned in a way to accommodate both red and white-ball format and will now be a comprehensive one."