Lancashire braced for ‘multimillion pound’ losses over Old Trafford Test cancellation

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Chief executive says club will need help from ECB after “unprecedented” loss of revenue

Lancashire are facing “multimillion pound” losses and will require outside support to cope with the cancellation of the Emirates Old Trafford Test according to their chief executive, Daniel Gidney.

Lancashire have promised to reimburse all those who bought tickets or hospitality for the match, while they are exploring their options having hired thousands of temporary staff for the next few days. The ground, which has a capacity of around 22,000, was sold out for the first three days with around 2,000 tickets remaining for day four.

But that has left them facing substantial losses. And, coming on the back of Covid, it has left the club in a precarious financial position. Asked if the club were “in a position to wear” the losses, Gidney replied, “no”.

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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