Cricket: Fifth India-England test not cancelled due to IPL, says ECB CEO Harrison

10/9/2021 7:59:00 PM

Cricket: Fifth India-England test not cancelled due to IPL, says ECB CEO Harrison

Cricket: Fifth India-England test not cancelled due to IPL, says ECB CEO Harrison

India not fielding a team for the final test against England had nothing to do with the rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL) which left no room for the match to be postponed, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison said on Friday.With India leading the series 2-1, the test at Old Traffor

LinkedIn India not fielding a team for the final test against England had nothing to do with the rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL) which left no room for the match to be postponed, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison said on Friday.MANCHESTER, England : India's fifth and final test against England, scheduled to begin later on Friday in Manchester, is likely to be postponed after a COVID-19 case in the tourists' camp, an Indian cricket board official said.LinkedIn MANCHESTER, England : India's practice session ahead of the fifth and final test against England was cancelled on Thursday after a member of their support staff tested positive for COVID-19, an Indian cricket board official said.State governments across the country of 1.

With India leading the series 2-1, the test at Old Trafford was cancelled barely two hours before its scheduled start on Friday after the tourists failed to field a side following a COVID-19 case in their camp.Former England captain Michael Vaughan suggested that Indian players were"petrified" of testing positive ahead of the IPL, which resumes on Sept.The match was thrown in doubt after India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar had tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday.19 in the United Arab Emirates, but Harrison said he did not believe that was the case.India lead 2-1 in the five-test series after winning the Oval test by 157 runs."This is not a situation which has been created by the rescheduled IPL.India are 2-1 up in the series..He was speaking ahead of the 11-day Hindu Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which starts Friday.

.That's not the case.This Indian cricket team are as passionate about test cricket as fans in our country are and as our cricket team are as well," Harrison told BBC Sport."India simply felt that they got to a point where they weren't able to take to the field.That is understandable.But festive crowds have still packed markets in Maharashtra and other states in recent days, ignoring the warnings.

"As administrators, we need to be really clear that mental health has to be a priority for us when we're thinking about the length of tours and the conditions under which people were expected to perform." India's cricket board (BCCI) said they were working towards finding a window to reschedule the match.'SAD DAY FOR TEST CRICKET' Harrison said it was a"very sad day for test cricket internationally" and added that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would adjudicate over whether the series is completed."We are looking forward to making sure that we can reschedule this match to some point in the near future," he told a news conference."Effectively whether that fifth match is null and void or whether it is actually regarded as something else, a forfeiture.Karnataka health minister, K.

..I don't know where that conversation goes, but it's not one for today." Harrison also said the ECB could cope with the financial impact of a cancelled match having put mitigation strategies in place."Over the course of a season as complex as 2021 has been.The southern state of Tamil Nadu has banned public festival celebrations, while the eastern state of West Bengal was expected to impose curbs on the nine-day Durga Puja in October.

..you're not always writing down 100per cent of expectation against every single day of that season.I think we've got sensible risk analysis," he added."This is a big blow but it's one that we will get over quickly from a financial perspective.

..But the hit the fans have taken, that international test cricket has taken at losing the fifth match in an iconic test series like this, that takes longer." (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Source: Reuters.

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