The England Cricket Board is in danger of losing several crores of rupees due to the cancellation at the last minute of the Manchester Test, which has put the English board in trouble.
Sourav Ganguly will be in England on 22 September, where he will meet ECB CEO Tom Harrison.
Since the cancellation of the Manchester Test, discussions are taking place between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding its solution. Apart from the points of the ICC World Test Championship, the embarrassment and reputation of losing the series at home, England cricket is going to suffer the most financially. Crores of rupees were bet on every match of this Test series, which in the current situation seems to be slipping from the hands of the ECB. In such a situation, the BCCI is trying to do everything possible to help its associate board, in which a proposal has been made to re-organize the canceled Test match. Now according to reports, the Indian board has also proposed to increase the number of matches in the tour to be held next year.
The Indian team, leading 2-1 in the five-match series, had a chance to win the historic series, which was missed due to coronavirus. The decision to cancel it was taken two hours before the last Test, which starts on Friday 10 September. According to the reports of the English media, the ECB may suffer a loss of up to 300-400 crores and it is the English Board that is most worried.
Extra T20 matches other than Test matches
After the cancellation of the match, an official statement issued by the BCCI said that the board has proposed to the ECB to re-organize the canceled Test match, which has not yet been decided by the ECB. the English newspaper The Hindu According to the latest report, the BCCI has now made another proposal to the English board, which will be helpful in making up for its loss.
According to this, a Test match should be played in the tour of the Indian team to be held in July next year and also the T20 series should be made of 5 matches instead of 3. Also 3 ODI matches are already part of it.
The Indian team will be on a tour of England from July 1 to July 14 next year, in which only 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches are to be played. The report quoted a BCCI official as saying that this new proposal will not only compensate for the financial loss of the English board, but will further strengthen the relationship between the two boards.
ECB has appealed to the ICC
However, there is no official response from the England camp on this yet. After the match was cancelled, ECB CEO Tom Harrison had said on the proposal to reschedule the Test match, saying that that Test match will be completely separate and only and will not be part of the current series. The ECB has anyway approached the International Cricket Council to decide the result of the Test series, as this series was part of the World Test Championship.
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