BCCI offers to play 2 extra T20Is during 2022 England tour
India and England continue to dispute over the called off fifth Test in Manchester. Meanwhile, the BCCI has offered ECB to reschedule the Test for the 2022 tour or play two extra T20Is.
Uncertainty prevails over the result of the Pataudi Trophy 2021 after the fifth Test between India and England was called off at Old Trafford in Manchester due to COVID fears in the Indian camp. While the International Cricket Council is yet to decide on the same, an abandonment would lead to India winning the series 2-1, with England losing out on insurance claims. At the same time, a forfeit would help England square series and claim the insurance.
Meanwhile, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has held discussions with the England and Wales Cricket Board. To compensate for the latter's loss, the former has offered to reschedule the Test to 2022 when India tour for the limited-overs contests. Besides, it has also contributed to play a couple of extra Twenty20 Internationals if it was impossible to reschedule the Test.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed the offer to Cricbuzz, stating that it would only go ahead with ECB politely agreeing to resolve the standoff regarding the fifth Test. However, he confirmed that ECB has to choose five T20Is instead of three or three T20Is and the rescheduled Test.
Both sides would also be playing three One-Day Internationals during the tour next year. Also, the development regarding the same was confirmed by an English daily, The Daily Mail. However, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has suggested that the rescheduled Test would continue the series and not be a one-off.
India's tour of England 2022 schedule:
1st T20I: July 1 - Manchester
2nd T20I: July 3 - Nottingham
3rd T20I: July 6 - Southampton
1st ODI: July 9 - Birmingham
2nd ODI: July 12 - The Oval
3rd ODI: July 14 - Lord's
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