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telegraphindia.com 10 Sep, 2021 22:15 am

Fifth and final Test between India and England at Old Trafford in Manchester “cancelled”

Fifth and final Test between India and England at Old Trafford in Manchester “cancelled”
ECB is determined that India should not be able to claim it won the series 2-1

“The Board of Control for Cricket in India along with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have jointly decided to call off the 5th Test match scheduled at Manchester in ongoing India’s tour of England 2021,” he said in a statement.Shah, the BCCI honorary secretary, added in his statement: “The BCCI and ECB held several rounds of discussion to find a way to play the Test match, however, the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian team contingent forced the decision of calling off the Old Trafford Test match.The BCCI has offered to ECB a rescheduling of the cancelled Test match.Both the boards will work towards finding a window to reschedule this Test match.

You can’t underestimate the work that goes into preparing for a five-day Test match.“The ECB have said there will be a refund on ticket sales, but you can imagine how many people have waited to come here and watch this Test match — and it was set up beautifully.

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