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Team India cricketers refused to play fifth Test against England, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Crew India cricketers refused to play fifth Take a look at in opposition to England, says BCCI president Sourav Ganguly | Cricket Information

The Board of Management for Cricket in India president Sourav Ganguly mentioned their gamers refused to play the fifth and ultimate Take a look at in opposition to England as a result of COVID-19 considerations and denied that the upcoming Indian Premier League had performed any half within the choice. The Outdated Trafford Take a look at was cancelled final Friday barely two hours earlier than its scheduled begin because the vacationers, who had been main the collection 2-1, didn’t subject a aspect after their physiotherapist examined constructive for COVID-19.
“The gamers refused to play however you possibly can’t blame them,” Ganguly informed The Telegraph newspaper on Monday (September 13). “Physio Yogesh Parmar was such an in depth contact of the gamers … he blended freely with the gamers and even carried out their COVID-19 checks. He additionally used to offer them a therapeutic massage, he was a part of their on a regular basis lives.
“The gamers had been devastated after they got here to know that he had examined constructive for COVID-19. They feared they will need to have contracted the illness and had been lifeless scared.”
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has prompt that India’s gamers had been ‘petrified’ of testing constructive forward of the IPL, which resumes on September 19 within the United Arab Emirates. However England and Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison has mentioned the cancellation had nothing to do with the IPL and Ganguly echoed these feedback.
“The BCCI won’t ever be an irresponsible board. We worth different boards too,” he mentioned, including that the match is prone to be held as a one-off match subsequent 12 months.
BCCI provides to play two further T20Is in England subsequent 12 months
The BCCI has provided to play two further T20 internationals in England subsequent 12 months following the last-minute cancellation of the fifth Take a look at in Manchester as a result of COVID-19 considerations. In accordance with a Every day Mail report, “Nevertheless, the supply – designed to assist ease a possible shortfall of 40 million kilos in English cricket’s already stretched funds – could be as an alternative of, not in addition to, the rescheduled Take a look at. The supply of a rescheduled Take a look at nonetheless stands.”
It might rely on whether or not the varied broadcasters, who paid 25 million kilos for the rights to the Outdated Trafford Take a look at, could be keen to accept two evenings’ cricket reasonably than 5 full days. “There may be additionally the query of company hospitality, tickets, and foods and drinks, with the potential earnings from a full Take a look at match – over 10m kilos for the Manchester sport – far in extra of what a pair of T20s might generate,” the report added.
India shall be again in England subsequent summer time for 3 T20 and three one-day internationals, all squeezed into the primary fortnight in July.
In the meantime, there’s nonetheless confusion over the results of the Take a look at collection, which India led 2-1 earlier than the ‘cancelled’ sport. The ECB has written to the world cricket governing physique (ICC) to resolve the destiny of the cancelled fifth Take a look at at Outdated Trafford.
It’s learnt that the ECB desires the ICC’s Dispute Decision Committee to deal with the difficulty and count on {that a} forfeiture could be granted in order that they will declare insurance coverage as they’ll lose roughly 40 million kilos if the match is said deserted as a result of COVID-19 and India will win the collection 2-1. But when England get a forfeiture as per the DRC ruling, it is going to be a 2-2 verdict and the host nation may also declare insurance coverage.
Nevertheless, until Sunday the ICC officers had mentioned they have not acquired any such mail from the ECB as but.
(with businesses inputs)

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