The Cricket Association of Bengal [CAB] will be writing to the Board of Control for Cricket in India [BCCI] to allow them a Test match between India and England when Joe Root’s men travel to the country for a full series early next year.
England is scheduled to tour India for a series of six white-ball Internationals and five ICC Test Championship Tests in January 2021 and Cricket Association of Bengal are hoping that the BCCI schedules the tour in such a way that they got to host one of the Test matches as compensation for the two abandoned ODIs against South Africa, which were called off due to the outbreak of Covid-19.
“We will request the BCCI to plan the series in such a manner that the two associations get compensated for the two abandoned matches,” Avishesh Dalmiya, President of the Cricket Association of Bengal told IANS.
“We would be looking forward to the BCCI to negotiate with the England Cricket Board because they are the ones to tour India in early 2021, that’s the next home series.” he added.
Cricket Association of Bengal to seek compensation from BCCI
Cricket Association of Bengal took a financial hit due to the two ODIs against South Africa getting abandoned because of the novel coronavirus.
Dalmiya said that they would also write separately to the BCCI, requesting them reimbursement for the losses incurred in the printing of match tickets, sale of tickets, getting the venues ready.
“We will send a request sympathetically to reimburse the expenses incurred for printing of match tickets, sale of tickets, getting the venue ready. The calculations are being done,” he said.