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ECB has written to ICC on final result of cancelled fifth Test towards India: Spokesperson

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The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has formally written to the ICC to resolve the destiny of the cancelled fifth Test towards India at Old Trafford, indicating that the 2 boards are removed from reaching a settlement.
The series-deciding fifth and closing Test in Manchester was referred to as off after a COVID-19 outbreak within the Indian camp pressured its senior gamers to specific their apprehensions to each the BCCI and ECB on going forward with the match.
“Yes we have written to the ICC,” an ECB spokesperson instructed PTI when requested if they need the worldwide physique to resolve on the fifth Test. Heading into sport, India led the rubber 2-1. The standalone Test won’t be a part of this sequence.
The ECB needs the ICC’s Dispute Resolution 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 will lose 40 million pound if the match is asserted deserted attributable to COVID.
COVID is an appropriate non compliance and the Indian camp has acknowledged that it was unable to area a staff for the match.
However, the ECB’s rivalry might be that the Indian gamers returned two destructive RT-PCR outcomes and had been nonetheless reluctant to play. Seniors akin to skipper Virat Kohli didn’t budge from their stance that there was danger concerned in the course of the incubation interval, which overlapped with Test dates as most gamers had been handled by physio Yogesh Parmar, who’s in isolation after contracting the virus.

If the ICC guidelines the Test as deserted, then India will win the sequence 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 can even declare insurance coverage.
The ECB going to the ICC proves that there hasn’t been an amicable settlement but on the difficulty because the host board stares at losses.

If it’s dominated in favour of India, ECB stands to incur enormous losses as a lot of the 40 million pound shouldn’t be coated beneath COVID-19 insurance coverage.
The Indian cricketers have already left UK and most of them have touched base within the UAE with their respective IPL franchises.
It goes with out saying that the BCCI’s apprehension was the IPL schedule going haywire in case any of the highest gamers examined constructive in the course of the course of the now-cancelled Test.