vs eng-manchester-test-rescheduled-ecb-ceo-tom-harrison-gives-update-for-standalone-test-at-old-trafford – Ind vs Eng: ‘The only good news from Manchester today is this ‘, the CEO of ECB said this about the series

On the cancellation of the Manchester Test, England Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison said that both the boards will try their best to get the match done again. In June-July next year, India has to play three ODIs and three T20 matches in England. A T20 match of which will also be played on 1 July at Old Trafford.

The last Test match of the series between India and England to be played in Manchester has been canceled due to Corona. To which there have been many reactions. Meanwhile, a statement from England Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison has also been heard. In which he has said that the only Test match will be held between India and England and today the disappointed fans will get a chance to watch a great Test match again at Old Trafford.

Talking to Sky Sports, Tom Harrison has said that, ‘The boards of both countries will try their best to organize the only Test match at Old Trafford.’

Let us tell you that in June-July next year, India has to play three ODIs and three T20 matches in England. A T20 match of which will also be played on 1 July at Old Trafford. Both the countries can consider adding the only remaining Test match in this series. However, there is no official confirmation on whether this match will be related or separate from this series.

Harrison asked Michael Atherton a question in which he asked whether this match would be a part of the series or a one-off Test, saying, ‘For the time being it is the only option for stand alone. Though we have been given other options but we will consider them now.

He further said that, ‘We will try to get the Test match canceled today at this ground again. Fans who couldn’t watch today, we will give them the next opportunity to watch them. This is the only good news coming from Manchester today.

Earlier, the Indian Cricket Board had quoted Secretary Jay Shah as saying, “Due to the strong relationship between the BCCI and the ECB, we have offered the English Board to go ahead with this match.” Both the boards will work on finding a suitable window for this match. The BCCI expresses its gratitude to the ECB for their cooperation and understanding during this difficult time. We apologize to the fans for not being able to complete this exciting series.

Significantly, on the fourth day of the Oval Test, the corona report of head coach Ravi Shastri came positive. After this, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel were isolated. Junior coach Yogesh Parmar was also found corona infected on Thursday, an evening before the Manchester Test.

After which the players of the Indian team became uncomfortable and the Manchester Test was finally cancelled. But India were not declared winners nor was the series declared complete despite leading 2-1 in the series.

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