Earlier this year, India and England played a wonderful test series only for it to end on the 4th test, with a tied series. The fifth test was cancelled due to weather and scheduling issues. The first test match was stopped due to rain, ending in a no result or draw. The second and the fourth test was won by India in convincing fashion, and the third test went to England.
England’s ECB reached an extended agreement with its broadcasting sponsors Sky for this match as well. The fifth match will be played between July 1-5, expecting no rain, and an exciting match to finally decide the series.
Also, the whiteball tour of England for India will now start 6 days later than scheduled, now on July 9th.
Tom Harrison, the ECB’s chief executive, said: “We are very pleased that we have reached an agreement with the BCCI to create a fitting end to what has been a brilliant series so far.
“I’m very grateful to all the venues involved for the cooperation they’ve shown in allowing us to reschedule this match. I’d also like to thank Cricket South Africa for their support and understanding to allow these changes to be possible. We would like to apologise again to fans for the disruption and disappointment of September events. We know it was a day that so many had planned long in advance.
Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, added: “I am delighted that the England-India Test series will now have its rightful conclusion. The four Test matches were riveting, and we needed a fitting finale.