As per latest reports, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will suffer a loss of 200 crores after the fifth Test between England and India was cancelled due to COVID scare in Indian camp. The series stands at 2-1 with it not being fortified as well said the BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla.
A report in the UK edition of the Telegraph gave the facts and figures around the sum of money the ECB is staled to lose.
Meanwhile, the BCCI Vice President Rajiv Shukla has confirmed that the BCCI has not fortified the Test match. Had India fortified the test match, England would have drew the series 2-2. Shukla affirmed that the match has only been called off and not conceded by the Indian team.
“After wide consultations between BCCI President, BCCI Secretary, Treasurer, me and Joint Secretary, along with ECB Chairman and CEO and in consultations with players, captain, senior players it was decided to call off this Test match which was slated in Manchester,” Rajeev Shukla told ANI.
“And other things you know, other negotiations with ECB will continue in order to resolve the whole issue amicably. There is no question of forfeiting the match, it has been only called off,” he further added.
The Indian players are scheduled to leave for the UAE on September 15, for the tournament which starts on the 19th. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians kick off the IPL 2021 leg in the UAE.
ECB Release Official Statement On Manchester Test
The ECB had sent out a statement after a decision was reached at by the two boards mutually.
“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be canceled. Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India is regrettably unable to field a team. We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news” ECB’s statement read.