The India vs England fifth Test match in Manchester which was postponed indefinitely will be played in July 2022. “The fifth match between England Men and India Men has been rescheduled and will now take place in July 2022,” said ECB.
The match was scheduled to be played at the Old Trafford but India were unable to filed a team due to fears of a further increase in the number of Covid cases in the camp.
“The BCCI recognizes and respects the traditional form of the game and is also mindful of its role and obligations towards fellow Board Members. In the last two months, both BCCI and the ECB have been engaged in discussions and our efforts were aimed at finding a suitable window. I thank the ECB for their understanding and patience in finding an amicable solution,” said BCCI secretary Jai Shah.
“We are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with BCCI to creating a fitting end to what has been a brilliant series so far. We recognize that accommodating this extra match means a tighter schedule for the white-ball series,” said Tom Harrison, chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board.