The BCCI has offered to play a Test on the tour of England next year.
Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman expressed his disappointment over the cancellation of the Manchester Test match. However, the former player has criticized the mindset of blaming the Indian Premier League for the cancellation of the Manchester Test.Also Read – Virat Kohli gets Jay Shah’s support, as long as the team is doing well, there will be no change of leadership
In his column in the Times of India, he said, “It happened suddenly, such an end to such an exciting series was very disappointing but due to the circumstances, the Test at Old Trafford was cancelled. It is wrong to blame the players or the game for this.” Also Read – Before the start of IPL 2021, Kohli said – the players coming as replacements have good talent
He said, “Even after a year and a half of the pandemic, the world is not completely safe. It will be very easy for many people to look at the Indian team like a villain but I can say from IPL experience that if any member living close to the players is Kovid positive then it is scary. Also Read – BCCI wants fifth Test of the series, not the only Test: Sourav Ganguly
The former cricketer said, “Getting out on the field in that mental state is far from ideal. This poses the potential risk of endangering others on the field, whether they are your teammates, officials or opponents. In a situation like this, I think it was the right decision to cancel the Test.
Laxman further added, “However, I feel disappointed by the fans who invested so much time, money and emotion in the competition. I hope the ICC, seeing the situation, declares India a 2-1 series winner, especially since the BCCI has offered to play a Test on the tour of England next year.”