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England to play Covid-delayed India Test in 2022

AFP . London
23 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 23 Oct 2021 00:21:10
England to play Covid-delayed India Test in 2022

England will play the coronavirus-delayed final match of their 2021 Test series against India in July next year, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Friday.

The match was due to take place last month at Old Trafford when India said they were unable to field a team due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19 within their camp.

Due to fixture complexities in next season’s English cricket schedule the finale of the five-match series that India lead 2-1 will now take place at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham from July 1 following an agreement between the ECB and BCCI.

The abandonment was estimated to have cost English cricket up to $55 million, with the Old Trafford owners Lancashire losing several million pounds.

ECB chief executive Tom Harrison said, “We are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with BCCI to creating a fitting end to what has been a brilliant series so far.”