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India vs England 5th Test: Lancashire suffers ‘multimillion pound' losses after match cancellation

India vs England fifth Take a look at: Lancashire suffers ‘multimillion pound’ losses after match cancellation | Cricket Information

Lancashire would require the assistance from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to deal with the cancellation of the Outdated Trafford Take a look at as they’re going through ‘multimillion-pound’ losses, in line with their chief government, Daniel Gidney.
The BCCI and ECB held a number of rounds of debate to discover a strategy to play the Take a look at match in Manchester, nevertheless, the outbreak of COVID-19 within the Indian workforce contingent compelled the choice of calling off the sport.
Lancashire Cricket has additionally promised hospitality consumers (together with resort friends) and those that have bought tickets for the fifth and ultimate Take a look at Match can be routinely refunded the complete face worth of their tickets or hospitality package deal solely.
Requested if the membership have been “able to put on” the losses, Gidney, as per replied, “no”.
“These are unprecedented circumstances,” Gidney stated. “We’re in mitigation mode at this level. We might want to work by means of this with the ECB.”
“How massive are our losses? We’re speaking about vital sums right here. We’re speaking over seven figures. It is multimillions of kilos. It’s extremely difficult. We might want to work with the ECB and others to help us by means of this.”
Within the assertion launched by Lancashire Cricket, Daniel Gidney unreservedly apologised to the ticket holders. “We would wish to unreservedly apologise to ticket holders and all people who have or are as a result of journey to Emirates Outdated Trafford. A full refund can be issued, however we recognize for a lot of supporters, attending this Take a look at match is extra than simply the financial value. After the final 18 months we have all skilled by means of the pandemic, it is a fixture cricket followers within the North West have regarded ahead to for the most effective a part of 18 months,” he stated.
At present, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has provided to England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) a rescheduling of the cancelled fifth Take a look at match which was scheduled to be performed at Manchester from Friday.
“In lieu of the sturdy relationship between BCCI and ECB, the BCCI has provided to ECB a rescheduling of the cancelled Take a look at match. Each the Boards will work in direction of discovering a window to reschedule this Take a look at match,” an announcement launched by the BCCI learn.

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