It has not been confirmed whether or not the match can be a standalone recreation or full the sequence began in August
England and India have confirmed plans to play a Take a look at in England, in the summertime of 2022. The match replaces the fifth Take a look at at Outdated Trafford which was abandoned earlier this month.
It has not been confirmed at this stage whether or not the match can be a standalone recreation or full the sequence began in August, however it is going to avert nearly all of monetary losses incurred by the ECB as a result of abandonment in Manchester. It might additionally avert any additional disagreements between the ECB and the BCCI concerning the causes for the abandonment and who ought to take duty for it.
Earlier discussions had included a risk the Take a look at would get replaced by two T20Is. With India already within the UK as a part of a limited-overs tour, that will have been extra handy for the guests.
However it’s understood an area within the schedule has been agreed for the Take a look at and it’s thought probably it is going to full the sequence which India presently lead 2-1.
The ECB has additionally now obtained a proposal from Cricket Australia (CA) detailing their plans for England in the course of the Ashes. Whereas the small print at this stage are unclear, it’s understood the plans – which embody particulars of quarantine preparations and the necessities for bubbles all through the tour – are higher than had been feared. Because of this, it’s possible there can be fewer withdrawals from the England squad than had been feared.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo