ECB denies experiences of BCCI asking to tweak schedule for the Take a look at sequence

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As per experiences earlier, the BCCI needed the Manchester Take a look at to be rescheduled from September second week to July fourth week.

Virat Kohli and Joe Root sport the Khadi Poppy, a fabric made famous by Mahatma Gandhi
Virat Kohli and Joe Root sport the Khadi Poppy, a cloth made well-known by Mahatma Gandhi. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has quashed all of the experiences of the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) asking for a change in schedule for the five-match Take a look at sequence in August-September. The sequence is scheduled to begin on August 4 with the opening match on the Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

The Lord’s, Headingley, Kennington Oval, and the Previous Trafford are the venues for the opposite 4 video games. Within the meantime, the ECB has confirmed that the Take a look at sequence will go forward as per schedule. Within the Indian and British media, there have been talks of rescheduling the Manchester Take a look at from September second week to July fourth week.

It was realized that the BCCI made the request in a quest to finish the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL), which needed to be postponed for an indefinite time interval due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

ECB speaks up on the experiences  

“We discuss to the BCCI frequently about a variety of points particularly as we deal with the challenges of Covid-19, however have had no official request to alter dates and are persevering with to plan for the 5 Take a look at sequence as is scheduled,” an ECB spokesperson was quoted as saying on Thursday, Might 20, reported by Cricbuzz.

Again on Might 3, the IPL 2021 was a witness to its first COVID-19 instances after Kolkata Knight Riders’ Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier examined optimistic.  Within the very subsequent day, the BCCI pulled the plug on the match within the wake of the deteriorating situation in India.

As per experiences, the BCCI was thereafter on the lookout for a window in September to complete the remaining video games. Although the ECB has denied the experiences of BCCI asking for a tweak within the Take a look at sequence schedule, additional developments on the matter stay to be seen.

“The Board of Management for Cricket in India has enquired about the potential for transferring the ultimate Take a look at of the English summer season as a way to make room to finish the postponed Indian Premier League. Casual discussions have been had between the respective boards as cricket continues to grapple with a schedule ravaged by Covid.

“At this late stage it’s arduous to see the ECB acceding to any potential change and it’s anticipated to carry its floor,” a report in Occasions London mentioned.