India not handling a group for the last Test against England steered clear of the rescheduled Indian Premier League (IPL) which ruled out the match to be deferred, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tom Harrison said on Friday.
With India driving the series 2-1, the Test at Old Trafford was dropped scarcely two hours before its booked beginning on Friday after the travelers neglected to handle a side after a COVID-19 case in their camp.
Previous England chief Michael Vaughan recommended that Indian players were “froze” of testing positive in front of the IPL, which resumes on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates, yet Harrison said he didn’t really accept that that was the situation.
“This isn’t a circumstance which has been made by the rescheduled IPL… That is not the situation. This Indian cricket crew are as energetic with regards to Test cricket as fans in our nation are and as our cricket crew are too,” Harrison revealed to BBC Sport.”India just felt that they arrived at a point where they couldn’t take to the field. That is reasonable.
“As heads, we should be truly evident that emotional well-being must be a need for us when we’re pondering the length of visits and the conditions under which individuals were relied upon to perform.”
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it was pursuing discovering a window to reschedule the match.
Harrison said it was a “exceptionally pitiful day for Test cricket globally” and added that the International Cricket Council (ICC) would mediate about whether the series is finished.
“We are anticipating ensuring that we can reschedule this match to some point soon,” he told a news conference.”Effectively whether that fifth match is invalid and void or regardless of whether it is really viewed as something different, a relinquishment… I don’t have the foggiest idea where that discussion goes, however it’s not one for now.”
Harrison additionally said the ECB could adapt to the monetary effect of a dropped match having placed relief systems in place.”Over the course of a season as perplexing as 2021 has been… you’re not continually recording 100% of assumption against each and every day of that season. I think we have reasonable danger investigation,” he added.
“This is a major blow however it’s one that we will get over rapidly according to a monetary viewpoint… In any case, the hit the fans have taken, that global Test cricket has taken at losing the fifth match in a famous Test series like this, that takes longer.”