BCCI’s proposal to move the five-Test series among India and England, beginning August 4, by seven days to oblige the leftover 31 IPL games has not met with any positive reaction from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
While BCCI didn’t make any conventional request as it was affirmed by the ECB representative, it is discovered that the casual conversations between the fat cats of the two boards have not yielded any ideal outcome.
There is no way of ECB agreeing to BCCI’s request of moving the dates of the test arrangement. Since they have made their angle clear casually, I don’t think there is any purpose of making a proper request,” a senior BCCI source aware of everything of things affirmed.
The ECB has its debut ‘Hundred’ from July 24 to August 21. Their transmission arrangements and everything is set up. So there is no way of any shift occurring.
The Indian group is taking a gander at a likely hole of about a month and a half after the consummation of the World Test Championship last against New Zealand which is planned from June 18-22 in Southampton and the beginning of the England arrangement.
The five-Test arrangement begins with the principal match at Nottingham (Aug-4-8), trailed by Lord’s (Aug 12-16), Leeds (Aug 25-29), Oval (Sep 2-6), and Manchester (Sep 10-14).
Nonetheless, a possible beginning somewhat recently of July, with lesser holes between the Tests would open the whole month of September in which BCCI would now be able to finish the IPL in the UAE between September 15 to October 15.
Previous England commander Michael-Atherton had truth be told indicated that the ECB will not tune in to BCCI’s solicitation.
At this late stage, it is difficult to see the ECB consenting to any possible change and it is relied upon to hold its ground.
The fifth Test of the India arrangement is expected to be held at Emirates Old Trafford between September 10-14. Lancashire has effectively pre-sold three entire days, and with a reasonable breeze occasionally, would hope to sell the match out totally.
Moving the game at this late stage to prior in the season would make calculated cerebral pains for Lancashire, the ECB, and the England group, not to say those onlookers who have gone through cash and wanted to join in.
The BCCI, it is learned, has effectively begun chats with different sheets about the window between September 15 to October 15 with UAE being nearly focused in as the objective like 2020 version.
On account of World T20, the BCCI will not accept a call now yet for every practical reason and a normal third wave, the odds of the worldwide occasion occurring in the UAE post-IPL resembles an unmistakable chance.