The BCCI's offered to move the five-Test arrangement between India and England, beginning August 4, by seven days to oblige the leftover 31 IPL games has not met with any good reaction from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). While BCCI didn't make any conventional solicitation as it was affirmed by the ECB representative, it is discovered that the casual conversations between the fat cats of the two sheets have not yielded any positive outcome.
"There is no possibility of ECB consenting to BCCI's solicitation of moving the dates of the Test arrangement. Since they have made their angle clear casually, I don't think there is any purpose of making a proper solicitation," a senior BCCI source up to date on things told PTI.
"The ECB have their debut 'Hundred' from July 24 to August 21. Their transmission arrangements and everything is set up. So there is zero chance of any shift occurring," the source said.
Indian team is taking a gander at a possible hole of about a month and a half after the fruition of the World Test Championship last against New Zealand which is planned from June 18-22 in Southampton and the beginning of the England arrangement.
The five-Test arrangement begins with the first match in Nottingham (Aug-4-8), trailed by Lord's (Aug 12-16), Leeds (Aug 25-29), Oval (Sep 2-6), and Manchester (Sep 10-14).
Nonetheless, an expected beginning somewhat recently of July, with lesser holes between the Tests would open the whole month of September in which BCCI would now be able to finish the IPL in the UAE between September 15 to October 15.
Previous England skipper Michael Atherton had truth be told implied that ECB will not tune in to BCCI's solicitation.
"At this late stage it is difficult to see the ECB acquiescing to any likely change and it is relied upon to hold its ground," Atherton wrote in 'The Times'.
"The fifth Test of the India arrangement is expected to be held at Emirates Old Trafford between September 10-14.
Lancashire has effectively pre-sold three entire days, and with a reasonable breeze among once in a while, would hope to sell the match out totally.
"Moving the game at this late stage too prior in the season would make calculated cerebral pains for Lancashire, the ECB, and the England group, not to say those onlookers who have gone through cash and wanted to join in," he contemplated in his article.
The BCCI, it is learned, has effectively begun chats with different sheets about the window between September 15 to October 15 with UAE being nearly focused in as the objective like 2020 version.
"If there should arise an occurrence of World T20, the BCCI will not accept a call now however for every viable explanation and a normal third wave, the odds of the worldwide occasion occurring in the UAE post-IPL resembles a particular chance," the source said.
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