Club Statement - Lancashire Cricket
Lancashire Cricket has issued the below statement following on from the ECB’s announcement this morning cancelling the final Test Match between England and India in Manchester.
Daniel Gidney, Lancashire’s Chief Executive, said: “As a Club, we are absolutely devastated about the late cancellation of the Test at Emirates Old Trafford.
“We’d like to unreservedly apologise to ticket holders and all those that have or are due to travel to Emirates Old Trafford. A full refund will be issued, but we appreciate for many supporters, attending this Test match is more than just the monetary worth. After the last 18 months we’ve all experienced through the pandemic, it’s a fixture cricket fans in the North West have looked forward to for the best part of 18 months.
“You can’t overestimate the work that goes into preparing for a five-day Test Match and I’d like to thank all our supporters, guests, suppliers, partners and all those involved for their continued support. I’d also like to thank all of the amazing staff who work at Emirates Old Trafford who have worked tirelessly to prepare the ground for the Test. We have an incredibly loyal and talented group of people who have worked very long hours in the run up to this game.
“We are working closely with the England and Wales Cricket Board on next steps and the finer detail that will follow as a consequence of this cancellation. In due course, the Club will contact ticket and hospitality holders.
“The Club would like to once again express it’s sincere apologies for all inconvenience and disruption caused to all involved.”