With the rapid vaccination rates in the country, BCCI secretary Jay Shah signalled the return of fans inside the stadiums for several of India’s home series against New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
The Indian cricket national team is scheduled to play about four Tests, 14 T20 Internationals, and three ODIs at home from November 2021 to June 2022.
On the matter, Jay Shah said, “The 2021-22 home season holds a lot of promise, and Team India will play in all major centers of India. Vaccination has ensured that the pandemic curve is beginning to flatten, and I am very optimistic that we will have the fans back for the home season.”
New Zealand will be visiting India for the bilateral series in November-December 2021, West Indies in February 2022, Sri Lanka will be visiting between February-March 2022 and South Africa will be playing India in June 2022.
After the BCCI Apex Council Meeting agreed on the return of fans inside the venues, they also announced a raise in pay for the domestic cricketers who suffered losses during the times of the pandemic.
Jay Shah added “I am really pleased with the outcome of the 9th apex council Meeting of the BCCI. The primary agenda was to compensate our domestic cricketers and we have put out a well-structured remuneration plan for them, as you have seen, we will be allotting 50 % match fees for the truncated 2020-21 Ranji season.”
The decision of increasing the pay for domestic cricketers was suggested by the working committee that had Mohammed Azharuddin, Yudhvir Singh, Santosh Menon, and many more.