Virat Kohli reportedly suggested to the BCCI authorities that the start of the match will be postponed for few days.
After he had some conference calls to the BCCI to find solution for the fifth and last Test of the India-england series as it was the park of the ICC World Test championship was, according to two teams in the trades, canceled on the grounds that “the Indian players refused to play”.
Skipper Virat Kohli is said to have passed on for the Indian cricketers that a disease could appear in the following a few days among the travelers – as the negative Coronavirus test results just before the match were not an assurance of an infection not developing.
He apparently suggested to the BCCI authorities that the match should be postponed for few days.
Kohli additionally thought that with coach Ravi Shastri also down with Coronavirus and a few different staffs from India are also effected and would need to enter a urgent Test without key off-field counsels and specialists and back-up authorities, including physiotherapists.
BCCI officers talked to England cricket Board (ECB) chiefs, proposing to postpone the game to Sunday or Monday. Be that as it may, However ,ECB did not accepted the proposal.
The schedule for the fixtures were decided almost a year ago and now ECB officas cannot be changed . The choice not to play the Test was decided only two hours before the beginning of play.
Given the misfortune the ECB (from television rights and different incomes) and the Lancashire Region Cricket Club (LCCC), hosts of the Test, will suffer a a fallout of the unexpected canceling of the match, the BCCI presented to “redress” by either playing a Test or two restricted over games in the 2022 English season.
LCCC alone is probably going to make an effort of 1 million pounds (Rs 10 crore). The people who had purchased tickets – and the match like the past Tests was a sold out- have been guaranteed a full refund. The inns at the Old Trafford, which were reserved at a superior cost for the span of the game, will likewise need to return the cash to their visitors.
In the mean time, BBC cricket reporter and previous cricketer Jonathan Agnew has announced that India wouldn’t play in order to ensure the incomplete IPL which is planned to continue in the UAE from September 19. League is worth crores of rupees to a portion of the Indian players and a thousands of crores to the BCCI.
The sources who were involved with the phone calls, however, denied this.