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India Tour of England: $137 million on the line for ECB

The five-match Test series is reportedly worth over $137 million from broadcasting, advertisements and ticket revenue.

After 7 members from the England squad were found COVID-19 positive after their tour with Sri Lanka. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are taking necessary measures to avoid the postponement of the upcoming India vs England five-match Test series that is scheduled to start next month.

With the Indian squad already present in London are under strict 20-day quarantine as suggested by the government, the squad who have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine are scheduled to get their second dose on July 7 and July 9.

The full vaccination of the Indian players is a top priority for BCCI due to the increasing number of cases in the English camp, England who had to deliberately name a squad without some of their players for the ODI series against Pakistan have been dedicated to prepare a bio-bubble for both the sides for the protection from the Coronavirus.

The five-match Test series is reportedly worth over $137 million from broadcasting, advertisements and ticket revenue and it would incur heavy losses to the ECB if the series was to be cancelled amid the pandemic.

A postponement however will not be feasible as the players will have to travel to UAE to play the remaining half of the IPL that will start five days later the end of the India vs England series.

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