So, Worcestershire has abandoned the Championship match against the world’s greatest county cricket club without a ball being bowled. A statement said: “Due to severe weather and a warning from the environment agency about the impending flooding of Worcestershire’s ground it has been decided to abandoned the County Championship match against Lancashire.”

Given that the ECB has ordered the game between Worcestershire and Kent to be replayed later in the season (a decision that Lancashire, Yorkshire and Hampshire have already registered their protest against)does this mean that the Lancashire match can be replayed?