The England and Wales Cricket Council (ECB) has denied receiving a request from the Indian Cricket Control Board (BCCI) to reschedule a series of five tests between the two countries, scheduled for August-September later this year. year year.
According to Cricbuzz, the ECB has said that the series of tests will continue on schedule.
“We regularly talk to the BCCI on a wide range of issues, especially when dealing with the challenges of Covid-19, but have not received a formal request to change the dates and continue to plan the five series of tests as planned,” said an ECB spokesman. quoted by Cricbuzz.
It was reported on Thursday that the BCCI had asked the ECB to change the schedule for the test series to create a window for organizing the remaining 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, which was suspended earlier this month.
The series of five tests begins with the first match in Nottingham (August 4-8), followed by Lord’s (August 12-16), Leeds (August 25-29), Oval (September 2-6) and Manchester (10-14).
However, a potential start in the last week of July, with minor gaps between tests, will open throughout September, in which the BCCI can complete IPL or in the UK, or more likely in the UAE.
“It’s easy to see why India would ask if the schedule could be changed. They finish the World Cup final against New Zealand on June 22 and don’t have to play the first test against England until the first week of August, six weeks later.” , Atherton wrote about the development earlier in an article for The Times.
“From India’s point of view, they would like to move the end of the test series to an earlier date in late July to provide more room to complete the IPL in September.