According to a report in the Daily Mail, “However, the offer, designed to help alleviate a possible shortfall of 40 million pounds in the already tight budget of English cricket, would be rather than, not as well as, the reprogrammed test. The offer for a rescheduled trial still stands. ”
It may depend on whether the various broadcasters, which paid £ 25m for the rights to the Old Trafford Test, would be willing to settle for two evenings of cricket instead of five full days.
“There is also the issue of corporate hospitality, tickets, food and drink, with the potential winnings from a full test match, over £ 10m for the Manchester match, well above what it could bring in. a pair of T20 “. added the report.
India will be back in England next summer for three T20s and three one-day internationals, all crammed into the first half of July.
Meanwhile, there is still confusion over the result of the Test series, which India led 2-1 before the game ‘canceled’. the ECB has written to the governing body of world cricketICC) to decide the fate of the canceled fifth round at Old Trafford.
The series’ decisive encounter in Manchester was canceled after a Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp; forcing their senior players to express their apprehensions to both the BCCI and the ECB about going ahead with the match.
The ECB is known to want the ICC Dispute Resolution Committee to address the issue and hopes that a forfeiture will be granted so they can claim insurance as they will lose approximately £ 40m if the match is declared abandoned due to Covid – 19 and India will win the series 2-1. But if England gets a forfeiture under the DRC ruling, it will be a 2-2 verdict and the host nation can also claim insurance.
However, as of Sunday, ICC officials had said that they had not yet received any such mail from the ECB.