The fifth match of the 5-match test series played between India and Englandcanceled due to The Indian players went back without playing the last match. After which England and Wales (ECB) appeared unhappy with this and also wrote a letter to the ICC. But now the news is coming out that the ECB can withdraw this letter and talk directly to the BCCI on this matter.
ECB can withdraw the letter
ECB after cancellation of Manchester TestWrote a letter to India that no player from India was positive, even after that Team India did not play the match. But now the news is coming out that the English Board can withdraw this letter.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the ECB may withdraw the letter to the ICC and speak directly to the BCCI on the issue. Team India has to play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches in England next year. BCCI has offered to play two additional T20 matches. However, it has been made clear by the Indian board that the final test will be considered postponed.
ECB unhappy with BCCI
The BCCI and the ECB have been at loggerheads since the last Test was cancelled. The first 3 English players withdrew from the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Then the ECB has banned the players from entering the IPL playoffs and asked them to play in the T20 series against Pakistan.
However, India was ahead 2-1 in the series. Now it will be decided by ICC. The series should be considered as 4 matches or 5 matches. On this basis, the World Championship points of both the teams will also be decided.
BCCI has given the offer
There was a statement from the BCCI that it is in talks with the ECB to get this match done next year. Now Board Secretary Jay Shah has told that he has offered ECB to play 5 T20I matches instead of 3 for next year’s tour of England. Shah said on Monday,
“It is true that when we tour England next July, we have offered to play two additional T20 matches against England. Our team will play five T20 matches instead of three T20s. There is also an offer that you can optionally play the 5th Test match. Now it is entirely up to them (ECB) to choose one of the proposals.”