The biggest loss due to the cancellation of this match has been ‘Lancashire County Cricket Club’ . According to the report, the club has suffered a huge loss of around one million pounds (101,754,844.74 crores) due to the cancellation of this match. It is worth noting that ‘Lancashire Cricket Club’ has promised to return money to all sports fans who buy tickets for this match.
According to the report of ‘ESPN Cricinfo, all the tickets for the first 3 days of the fifth Test match to be played at this stadium in Manchester with a capacity of 22 thousand spectators were sold out and about 20 thousand tickets for the fourth day were also booked.
Daniel Gidney CEO of Lancashire Cricket Club, CEO of ‘Lancashire Cricket Club’ said on this matter that we have suffered heavy loss due to the cancellation of the match. And, the club cannot bear the burden of this loss alone.
He said, “It is a very difficult situation. We are in a recession at the moment. We have to find a solution with the ECB on this. There is a huge loss, we are talking about a big amount here. It is a figure bigger than 7 digits.” There is a deficit of several million pounds. This is a very challenging period. We need to work with the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) to overcome this.”
It is worth noting that the last match of the ongoing Test series between the two countries had to be canceled after Team India’s Physio Yogesh Parmar was found to be Corona positive. On Thursday, September 9, after Yogesh Parmar was found to be corona positive, Indian players were also tested for RT PCR, in which all the reports came negative. Despite this, the players decided not to play the match given health and safety.
Daniel Gidney, CEO of Lancashire Cricket Club, said after the cancellation of the match, “My priority is that the people who have bought tickets (Manchester Test Match IND vs ENG) get their money refunded. According to my, probably no one knew that the match would be canceled. The decision to cancel the match was taken before 9 am today. We are witnessing the losses incurred by the spectators and the hospitality buyers. Can understand the problem. He has been waiting for this match for a long time. We apologize to him for the trouble he has caused.”
Daniel Gidney, CEO of Lancashire Cricket Club, said, “Most of our viewers understand the situation. And will be patient about it. They were disappointed and disappointed, but they have been supportive.”
He said, “For the next 5 days (Manchester Test Match IND vs ENG 2021) we had many people associated with us who wanted to work during this time. We had done a lot of preparations. We had kept fund reserves for this event. But, due to the corona pandemic, the reserve fund ran out in the first 6 months. Now our condition is bad. However, our club is not one to give up. We have seen two world wars and pandemics. We are suffering from this loss. Will recover too.”