The cancelled fifth Test between England and India has been rescheduled to the first week of July of next year, and that will mark the conclusion of the series, which was halted in September due to fears of covid-19 in the Indian camp.
This decision was taken following an agreement between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The series will resume with Virat Kohli‘s team leading 2-1 and the fifth Test match will now be played at Edgbaston instead of Old Trafford “owing to clashes with pre-planned events” in Manchester. Instead, Old Trafford will now host the second Test against South Africa next summer, swapping the game which was previously due to take place at Edgbaston.
As a result of this rescheduling, the T20I and the ODI series between England and India will now start six days later than originally planned. The T20I series will begin on July 7 while the ODI series will now start on July 12.
Tom Harrison, ECB Chief Executive Officer, said: “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.
Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, said: “I am delighted that the England-India Test series will now have its rightful conclusion. The four Test matches were riveting, and we needed a fitting finale.
“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.”
Revised Dates and venues for India tour of England 2022:
Rescheduled 5th LV= Insurance Test: Edgbaston – 1 – 5 July
1st Vitality IT20: Ageas Bowl – 7 July
2nd Vitality IT20: Edgbaston – 9 July
3rd Vitality IT20: Trent Bridge – 10 July
1st Royal London ODI: Kia Oval – 12 July
2nd Royal London ODI: Lord’s – 14 July
3rd Royal London ODI: Emirates Old Trafford – 17 July
2nd LV= Insurance Test v South Africa: Emirates Old Trafford – 25-29 August
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