Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled: Old Trafford & Lancashire CEO declares, ‘we are absolutely devastated, huge financial implications for us’

Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled: Lancashire CEO tenders apology; warns of significant financial implications and reputational issues
Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled: Lancashire CEO tenders apology; warns of significant financial implications and reputational issues

Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled – Lancashire Suffers Huge Loses: The cancellation of the fifth Test between India and England will have significant financial implications and also impact the reputation of the prestigious Old Trafford venue, said Lancashire county cricket club CEO Daniel Gidney on Friday.

Gidney declared “We are absolutely devastated about the late cancellation” of the Old Trafford Test.

Obviously there are significant financial implications. Obviously we have reputation issues as well, I mean, Old Trafford has a proud history of hosting Test cricket going back to over 100 years. We are absolutely gutted and devastated,” Gidney told Skysports.

“I feel for all our staffs, suppliers, stakeholders, partners and sponsors and our guests today.

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Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled: Lancashire CEO tenders apology; warns of significant financial implications and reputational issues

Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled – Lancashire Suffers Huge Loses: “But above all the ticket holders, everybody who has spent their hard money amid the difficulties of the pandemic over the last few months, who have been desperate to watch a fantastic game of cricket and unfortunately they can’t do that and on behalf of Lancashire cricket club, I am truly sorry that those fans have been left so disappointed.”

Gidney admitted the situation was not in their control and promised a full refund to the ticket holders.

“..all the fans and ticket holders will get full refund, we are just working through all the details with ECB at the moment. I can just apologise, very very challenging all the disruption and inconvenience caused to the guests and ticket buyers.”

Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled – Lancashire Suffers Huge Loses: Old Trafford didn’t have fans for a Test match since the Ashes in 2019 and there is no five-day game scheduled next year and Gidney said it is tough to accept it.

Ind vs Eng 5th Test cancelled: Lancashire CEO tenders apology; warns of significant financial implications and reputational issues

“It is very challenging to go four years without fans here for a Test match, we are a venue here of over a 100 years, so it is difficult.. something which is a bitter pill to shallow but here we are, that’s what we need to do.

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