ECB asks ICC to resolve the Manchester mess—or they lose 40 million pounds

12th September 2021

12th September 2021

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has addressed a letter to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to intervene and decide the status of the fifth Test match at Old Trafford, Manchester which didn’t take place. 

As per PTI, the ECB wants the ICC to make a call and declare the match as forfeited so that it could seek insurance for the estimated 40 million pounds of losses incurred. If Covid-19 is cited as reason, the ECB won’t be able to claim this money from the insurers. 

An ECB spokesman has confirmed this to the news agency. The ECB wants the dispute to be resolved by the ICC’s Dispute Resolution Committee. If the match is deemed as forfeited by India, the series’ scoreline would read 2-2. But if the ICC rules otherwise, India would be declared the winner of series 2-1. 

The word that India would play a Test in England next summer to compensate would be a standalone Test and not a part of the recent series, it means is still only a talk and hardly a decision arrived at 


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