India Tour of England 2021

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Nuggetz

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Cancelled now, not forfeited as in original ECB release.

Does this smell of BCCI negotiating a cancellation. The only reason it's not being delayed a few days is because they need to finish the IPL. Having your cake and eating it.
Indian physio also has covid, he's in quarantine. Don't think they'll be able to play within a week atleast. India also need medical staff for their players. It's unfortunate but correct decision has been made.
 

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Plugger35

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Just found out the news that the 5th test is cancelled.

Gutted, I was looking forward to watching this over the next 4 or 5 days, feel sorry for the people that bought tickets for it and travelled there for it.
 

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Damn. This series was such a good distraction. I don't understand - isn't COVID everywhere in the UK? Just quarantine the physio, test the players and, if negative, get on with it.
 

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Damn. This series was such a good distraction. I don't understand - isn't COVID everywhere in the UK? Just quarantine the physio, test the players and, if negative, get on with it.
Apparently there are no sports physios in the UK.

It’s been a good series, oh well, time to cancel Kayo.
 

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The BCCI and ECB are looking to reschedule the test according to the live blog on cricinfo. Plenty to unpack there. It won’t be the same of course, however that’s encouraging. This series deserves to have a proper finish.

Damn shame it’s not on at the moment. I haven’t been this enthralled by a test series in a very long time.
 

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Apparently there are no sports physios in the UK.

It’s been a good series, oh well, time to cancel Kayo.
Surely they could continue with what they have until they get someone in.

Other sports have adapted to Covid within teams. They just get on with it and play without positive cases. Cricket needs to find a way to adapt.
 

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England's home summer for 2022. Good luck finding space in order for this series to be completed.

Well lucky you Pommies. Our baggygreens have only two home series but three away series, all in the sub continent. Not our favorite hunting ground. I smell a ICC/BCCI conspiracy.
 

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What ever are the Mumbai Indians gonna do without king Rohit for the first few games back? Give youngsters a chance? Should be reschedule or forfeit.

Sounds to me like the Nita Ambani's of the world (billionaire MI owner) were probably kicking up a stink behind the scenes.

I don't imagine the ICC has much bargaining power to step in much (not sure but) as things in world cricket currently stand.
 

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This is a complete joke, you can't just cancel a series about 'covid concerns' when you have all tested negative. If it had to be delayed a week so be it, but it is a disgrace that a test series has been cancelled due to a domestic T20 league. I think I speak for everyone in saying that we're sick of India and their continual whinging, to try and get what they want like little babies. This is totally unrealistic and never going to happen but I wish all of these nations pulled out of letting their players play IPL, and have a new style T20 tournament that is shorter and not run by the corrupt BCCI, to make a stand against this crap.

I can't wait for a pure test series later this year between two nations that value and respect test cricket and don't try to weasel their way out of everything.
 

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Disgraceful from the moronic indians who attended the book launch, and shameful from the players who put the IPL money over everything.

test cricket as the pinnacle of our game is completely dead now, but at least we can watch some hit and giggle next week.
 

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Geez the ramifications are huge depending whether this is classed as a cancellation or forfeit. An enormous amount of money available via insurance payout for the ECB if it’s classified as a forfeit.

Just an unfortunate situation all round. Didn’t realise that India had been in England since early June. From a selfish and cricket loving viewpoint, damn I really wanted to see this series finished properly. It was fantastic to watch.
 

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