President of BCCI head Sourav Ganguly said that you can’t blame the Indian players for refusing to take the field in Manchester.
The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said their players wouldn’t play the fifth and last Test against England because of Coronavirus concerns and rejected that the upcoming IPL had any impact in the choice. The Old Trafford Test was suspended last Friday , India were already leading series 2-1, failed to take field after their physiotherapist tried positive for Coronavirus.
The players wouldn’t play however you can’t blame them,” Ganguly disclosed to The Message paper on Monday September 13.Physio Yogesh Parmar was a nearby contact of the players .
He also used to message them a back , as he was essential for their regular day to day existences.
The players were shocked when they came to realize that he had tested positive for Coronavirus. They later got feared due to close contact with them.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has proposed that India’s players were ‘pertified’ of testing positive in front of the IPL, which resumes on September 19 in the UAE. ECB chief Tom Harrison has said the cancellation nothing to do with the IPL and Ganguly repeated those comments.
“The BCCI won’t ever be an irresponsible board. We value the other board as well,” he said, adding that the match is probably going to be held next year.
BCCI agreed to play two extra T20Is in England next year.
The BCCI has agreed to play two extra T20 internationals in England one year from now following the latest possible moment retraction of the fifth Test in Manchester because of Coronavirus concerns. As per a Day by day Mail report, “Be that as it may, the deal – intended to assist with facilitating a likely deficiency of 40 million pounds in English cricket’s now extended financial plan – would be rather than, not just as, the rescheduled Test. The proposal of a rescheduled Test actually stands.”
It might depend upon whether the different telecasters, who paid 25 million pounds for the rights to the Old Trafford Test, would make due with two evening cricket instead of five entire days. There is also question on how they corporate , accommodation, tickets, and food and drink, with the possible profit from a full Test match – over 10m pounds for the Manchester game – far in abundance of what a couple of T20s could create,” the report added.
India will be back in England the following summer for three T20 and three one-day internationals, all fit into the play next year in July.
In the meantime, there is still confusion over the consequence of the Test series, which India leading 2-1 before suspension of last game. The ECB has kept in touch with the ICC to determine the destiny of the suspension of fifth Test at Old Trafford.
It is discovered that the ECB needs the ICC’s Debate resolution commmite Council to resolve the issue and expect that they could claim insurance they will lose around 40 million pounds if the match is declared as abounded because of Coronavirus and India will win the series 2-1. In any case, if England get a relinquishment according to the DRC rule, it will be a 2-2 decision and the host country can likewise guarantee they insurance.
In any case, till Sunday the ICC official authorities had said they haven’t got any such mail from the ECB at this point.