Team India can play two extra T20 Internationals (T20Is) during their next visit to England if the English and Welsh Cricket Board (ECB) accepts the offer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The Secretary of the Indian Cricket Board Jay Shah confirmed that the BCCI had made an offer to the ECB to play two more T20Is instead of three to be satisfied with a friendly solution to the uprising that arose after the cancellation of the Manchester Test.
BCCI is doing this so that the ECB can recover the losses suffered as a result of the cancellation of the fifth and final Test between England and India, but with the proviso that there should be no demand for the forfeiture.
‘It is correct that we offered to play two extra T20Is when we visit England next July (for the white ball matches only). Instead of three T20Is, we play five T20Is. Alternatively, we will also be willing to play a one-off test. It is up to them to choose one of the offers, “he said. Tell the Shah Cricbuzz.
‘The offer, which is intended to alleviate a possible £ 40m deficit in the already extensive budget of English cricket, will instead not be as good as the rescheduled test. The offer of a rescheduled test remains in force. ” Shah confirms as reported by the Daily mail.
The fifth Test was canceled especially two hours before the scheduled start at Old Trafford in Manchester due to concerns about the coronavirus in the Indian camp.
Furthermore, Shah also shared his opinion on the recent media reports indicating that Rohit Sharma could replace Virat Kohli as captain in the white ball format after the completion of the T20 World Cup 2021. Shah denies the intention of the highest Indian council to split the international captaincy between Virat and Rohit.
“There is no such proposal, and the team is led by Virat, and we support him. “We are sensitive that such a proposal is not in the interest of the Indian team when it comes to participating in a World Cup,” added Shah.