Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts has backed India’s tour down under to happen this year as the game looks to make a return amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan could tour England in the coming months which would be the first international cricket played since the break in March with South Africa set to host India in August.
India could then make the trip to Australia later this year with the T20 World Cup unlikely to take place until 2021 as a result of the pandemic.
An Indian tour is a major financial boost for any nation and CA are set to make A$ 300m if the tour goes ahead.
Roberts also said that the Australian team could yet tour to England later this year after the original tour was postponed.
I guess there’s no such thing as certainty in today’s world so I can’t say 10 [out of 10], but I’m going to say nine out of 10,” Roberts told News Corp. “With the variable being, who would know whether we can have crowds … I’d be really surprised if we can’t get the Indian tour away. But I wouldn’t, hand on heart suggest we’ll have full crowds from the start. We’ll just have to see how that goes.”