Lord’s replaces Cardiff for West Indies Test Match

July 22, 2011

Cardiff has been replaced by Lord’s as a venue for the England- West Indies Test Match next Year.

The reason for the decision related to the news that Glamorgan said they would be late paying the fee they owe for hosting a Test Match earlier in the year when England played Sri Lanka.

The Glamogan Cricket county is believed to have suffered a loss of £1.5m after the first Test mainly due to the amount of rain that fell during the five day test match.

MCC chief executive Keith Bradshaw said: “Lord’s had made a successful bid to host one of the three scheduled Tests.

“I am personally delighted by this decision, which will be welcomed by members of MCC, other cricket followers and, I am sure, the cricketers themselves.

“While the club supports all formats of the game, it is Test cricket that remains the pinnacle of our sport.”