India toured England for a 5 match test series mid this year but the 5th test was abandoned as Indian camp saw a positive case in Physiotherapist Yogesh on reaching Manchester and Indian players weren’t comfortable taking field.
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Developments that have come in the last few hours state that India is likely to play a test match when they travel to England next year; an official statement is awaited but this development has come from some BCCI sources. India are to tour England next summer for white-ball series in July, 3 T20I’s and 3 ODI’s are on schedule for the next English summer, the series will commence on 1st of July with T20I and the series will see curtains on 14th of July with the 3rd and final ODI; this is the original schedule that will now be extended.
England will play a three match test series against New Zealand in June so, it’s very likely that the lone test match will first be played as England will be well prepared. The boards have figured a space for the lone test but there’s no say on whether it will be a standalone test or will that lone test be the continuation of this summer (2021) series that India currently leads 2-1.
Earlier there were talks of the test match being replaced with 2 T20I’s making it a 5 T20I and 3 ODI series but, England don’t fancy a test replacements with white-ball games. Talking to a press post the abandonment of 5th test ECB CEO, Tom Harrison did welcome the opinion of playing a test but if it happens it will be a standalone.
The test match was offered by India to help ECB recover from it’s financial lose caused by India abandoning the 5th test. Both boards failed to agree on a common ground and ECB has approached the International Cricket Council (ICC) to decide the fate of the 5th test indicating the talks of the lone test that will be played will be a standalone as ECB expect ICC to declare a verdict and want a result of this summer (2021) series.