The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that it has supplied to play two extra T20Is through the Indian group’s tour of England in July 2022 to compensate for the losses suffered by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) due to cancellation of Manchester Test due to Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp.
BCCI secretary Jay Shah stated that the offer for two extra T20Is will stand if the ECB agrees to amicably resolve the standoff over the fifth Test.
“It is correct that we have offered to play two extra T20Is when we visit England next July (only for the white-ball games). Instead of three T20Is, we will play five T20Is. Alternately, we will be willing to play a one-off Test as well. It is up to them to choose either of the offers,” Shah informed Cricbuzz on Monday.
The Daily Mail in the UK reported on Monday that the offer of a rescheduled Test nonetheless stands. “However, the offer — designed to help ease a potential shortfall of 40 million pounds in English cricket’s already stretched budget — would be instead of, not as well as, the rescheduled Test. The offer of a rescheduled Test still stands,” the newspaper stated.
It is realized that the BCCI has left it to ECB to selected both a Test match or two T20Is which could possibly be performed throughout its go to to England next year. In case ECB chooses to play a Test, it will likely be the fifth match of a sequence, similar to the one which bought cancelled, and never a standalone sport.