England test match cancelled on the morning of 10th of September, 2021. The reason was the positive COVID 19 test results. Some of the backroom staff of tourists were infected, which was unfortunate news for everyone.
India refused to play further because of the fear of more cases. ECB, The England and Wales Cricket Board, sent an expression of regret to the fans and associates. Moreover, they determined the inconvenience caused by the incident.
ECB stated the loss of India as it was already leading the series with 2 – 1. However, the conclusion is still uncertain. It will take weeks for the final decision of the International Cricket Council.
Furthermore, they will make the right verdict, being fair to both teams. BCCI, Board of Control for Cricket in India, has requested the ECB to reorganize the match.
England Test Match Cancelled. IPL and Players at Risk
BCCI has always valued the well-being of the players. Hence, no compromise is tolerated in the future as well. In regards to next year’s plan, India will tour to England. The tour will encompass three ODIs and three twenty20s.
During the 4th test match, prime personnel was tested positive. Ravi Shastri, head coach, is now in quarantine. Along with him, two other members are also secluded. One is the bowling coach while the other is the physiotherapist.
The UK Time News investigated that a staff member from the backroom was tested positive on Thursday. However, the plan to play test match continued. Additionally, Friday’s game was cancelled just two hours earlier.
Besides, all the stadium tickets were sold for the match, with a number of 22,000. The late withdrawal was itself untimeliness for ticket holders.
Daniel Gidney, the Lancashire chief executive, apologized as well as appreciated the enthusiasts. He further assured the refunding of all the tickets.
Moreover, since the beginning of the epidemic, this is the first time of international home cancellation. Previously, England annulled three One Day Internationals against South Africa, last year in December.
The rescheduling is a challenge for IPL. One night before the test match, the situation seemed fortunate.
The tournament will resume on the 19th of September and players are on essential contracts. The UK Time News comprehends that the notable entities are protecting their members. Nevertheless, there is still the distress of COVID 19.