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ECB may ask ICC to step in and rule on Old Trafford Test

The ECB will ask the ICC to adjudicate on the abandoned fifth Test of the England v India series if the fixture cannot be rearranged, according to Sky Sports.

On the morning of the first day of the fifth and final match of the series, the Old Trafford Test was called off just hours before the start of play due to Covid-19 concerns in the Indian camp, which was gutting for so many reasons and was a frustrating way to end a wonderful series.

It was originally suggested that India had conceded meaning the series would be drawn at 2-2 but such claims have since been rescinded and there have been indications that it could be rearranged for next summer when Virat Kohli’s side are scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20s in England.

Today would’ve been the final day of allotted play for the fifth Test and the series but we still don’t know what the official outcome of the match is.

According to Sky Sports, talks are ongoing between the ECB and BCCI to resolve that issue but should no agreement be reached the former will ask the ICC to adjudicate.

The outcome of the game will have a significant impact on how many points each team earn for the series in the World Test Championship.

Under the competition’s rules, Tests can be cancelled and not conceded if Covid-19 is ruled to have had a “significant impact”, which is likely to be what the ICC are asked to decide upon should an agreement not be made between the ECB and BCCI.