june 26, 2021
The Indian team management, coping with the backlash of defeat in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand on Wednesday (June 23), are now keen on having two, or at least, one first-class warm-up game ahead of the series against England which begins on August 4.
BCCI officials have confirmed to Cricbuzz about the request for a tour game. An office-bearer told this site on Thursday night (June 24) that BCCI secretary Jay Shah will speak to ECB chairman Ian Whatmore and CEO Tom Harrison over the Indian team’s request for a competitive warm-up game. It is understood that a formal request has already gone to the ECB and things will be finalized once the BCCI’s secretary’s call to the ECB officials in a day or two.