BCCI president Sourav Ganguly mentioned that India need the proposed “standalone” Test towards England to be handled because the series-deciding fifth match that was cancelled final week and never a one-off recreation.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has written to the ICC searching for a Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC) verdict on the destiny of the cancelled match that was to be performed at Old Trafford, Manchester. The ICC is but to touch upon the matter.”We want the series to be completed as this will be our first series win (in England) since 2007,” Ganguly was quoted as saying by PTI in an unique interview.”The BCCI maintains that Test cricket is the ultimate format and we won’t compromise it for anything,” he made it clear.India had been main 2-1 when the match was known as off final week after the visiting gamers refused to step onto the sphere following optimistic COVID-19 circumstances amongst its assist employees, together with head coach Ravi Shastri.Asked if BCCI has provided to play two further T20 Internationals when the group excursions in July subsequent 12 months for a white-ball sequence in lieu of the Test, Ganguly mentioned: “We are ready to play extra ODI and T20Is and that’s not an issue.”Just that the Test match that will likely be performed later would be the fifth match of the sequence.”If the ICC deems that the match was abandoned due to COVID-19, then India will officially win the series 2-1 as such cancellation is considered an “acceptable non-compliance” under the World Test Championship rules.”There is the priority of sequence being cancelled due to COVID-19 previously 18 months. The BCCI cancelled its dwelling sequence towards South Africa final 12 months which value us round 40 to 50 million kilos,” the former captain said.He also hoped that in near future there will be concrete “medical recommendation” on offer that will allow series to go on even with COVID cases within the team.”Because we perceive how detrimental it’s to the sport when it comes to spectators and viewers’ curiosity (TV and OTT) particularly when the sequence has been of such prime quality. Test cricket is BCCI’s foremost precedence,” he stated.Ganguly said that the BCCI is “disenchanted” that the match was called off but it could not have pushed the worried players beyond a point.”We are extraordinarily disenchanted that this sequence needed to be known as off. The solely cause is COVID-19 outbreak and gamers’ security. We may solely push them to some extent.”But the pandemic is so severe that one can only go that much distance,” he defined.”No that wasn’t an option. If you see the Yogesh Parmar (the junior physio who tested positive just before the match) was a close contact of every player,” Ganguly mentioned.”So obviously that was a cause of worry. It was something nobody had any control on and they (the players) had families travelling with them,” he added, justifying the anxiousness within the camp.ECB CEO Tom Harrison had additionally mentioned that each effort was made to consolation the travelling gamers however the “perception of what might happen” made them frightened of taking part in.Asked if he would attempt to type it “amicably” with Harrison and ECB head Ian Whatmore throughout his private go to to London on September 23, Ganguly mentioned: “Even the Test match was called off amicably. I am going there and let’s see, we will figure out something.”