The England and Wales Cricket Board put an end to assumptions surrounding the uncertainty over the 5th Test of a 5-Test match series between England and India,
which did not go as planned in September.
All the speculations surrounding the uncertainty over the 5th Test of a 5-Test series between England and India,
which did not get underway as scheduled in September, were put to an end by the ECB.
The ECB on Friday said the Test has been rescheduled and will begin from July 1, 2022.
ECB also cleared up that the Test will be part of the series that remains incomplete.
India are leading England 2-1 after they won the two Tests in London in August-September.
Notably, the rescheduled Test match will be played before India and England play the limited-overs series.
The ECB, earlier this year,
had confirmed the two teams will be in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is from July 1.
The ECB confirmed on Friday that the 3 T20Is and the 3 ODis will get underway after the conclusion of the 5th Test.
ECB said in a statement,
“The fifth match of the LV= Insurance Test Series between England Men and India Men has been rescheduled and will now take place in July 2022.”
“With India leading the series 2-1,
the concluding fifth match will now take place from July 1, 2022, at Edgbaston,
following an agreement between the ECB and the BCCI”.
Delighted that India-England series will have rightful conclusion: Jay Shah
“I am delighted that the England-India Test series will now have its rightful conclusion.
The four Test matches were riveting, and we needed a exciting finale,”
said Jay Shah, the Honorary Secretary of BCCI.
“The BCCI recognizes and respects the traditional form of the game and is also mindful of its role and obligations towards fellow Board Members.
In the last two months,
both BCCI and the ECB have been engaged in discussions and our efforts were aimed at finding a suitable window.
I thank the ECB for their understanding and patience in finding an amicable solution.”
Notably, the 5th Test wasn’t able to go ahead as planned as India were not able to field a team for the 5th Test in Manchester due to Covid-19 concerns in their dugout.