The fifth test between England and India has been postponed to take place in July 2022, but the match will NOT take place at Old Trafford and instead Edgbaston will be the place to conclude the series after the Covid chaos of the month. last.
- Fifth test failed when India pulled out due to Covid concerns
- Both the ECB and Lancashire faced heavy losses, so it has been reorganized
- However, it will not be at Old Trafford due to pre-planned events in Manchester.
- Edgbaston will host the game on July 1, while Old Trafford will host the second round between England and South Africa in late August.
England will play the final test of their quickly shortened Test series against India at Edgbaston next summer.
The latest test was abandoned in September on the morning it was due to start at Old Trafford when India pulled out, claiming that concerns about Covid were spreading through its squad.
That left them with a 2-1 lead and an argument with the ECB as to whether they had lost the match, and both the governing body and Lancashire faced heavy losses.
The postponed fifth match of the Test Series between England and India has been rescheduled
It will take place at Edgbaston in July 2022, and Old Trafford will not be available to host the final.
Now, with Old Trafford unavailable due to pre-planned events, the teams will play the climax of the series in Birmingham, starting July 1.
Lancashire will host the second test next summer that was originally scheduled for Edgbaston, starting August 25.
The only consequence for the ECB is a shortening of the window they had allotted to allow England players to play in the Hundred, with white ball games against India starting six days after the July 7 schedule.
Tom Harrison, Executive Director of the ECB, said: “We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with BCCI to create a fitting finale to what has been a brilliant series thus far.
Old Trafford will now host the second round of next summer between England and South Africa
I am very grateful to all the venues involved for the cooperation they have shown in allowing us to reschedule this match. I would also like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding in making these changes possible.
“ We would like to again apologize to the fans for the interruption and disappointment of the September events. We know that it was a day that many had planned far in advance.
We recognize that accommodating this additional game means a tighter schedule for the white ball series. We will continue to manage the wellness and workload of our players over the next year while also continuing to seek the optimal schedule for fans, players and our partners throughout the game. ”