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A message to fans from Tom Harrison

ECB CEO Tom Harrison expresses his disappointment at the need to cancel the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England Men and India.

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A message to fans from Tom Harrison

Emirates Old Trafford

"A huge amount has happened over the last 24 hours, and from one cricket lover to another I want to say how sorry I am for all the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of this Test match.

"We were all looking forward to what promised to be the culmination of this brilliant Test Series, and I’m so disappointed at not being able to get the match played.

"I have heard many stories today of people who planned for months or saved hard during this pandemic to have a special day out with friends and family. To not see that happen is hard to take.

"Today’s news will have been so frustrating, especially given the short notice. Please know that we worked through the night to find solutions and avoid this outcome.

"Refunds to ticket holders will be issued shortly, and although this will be no consolation to many, we will try to reschedule this long-awaited Emirates Old Trafford Test next summer.

"Thank you for all your support for England Cricket. It means a great deal to all of us."

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