IND vs ENG: The fifth Test between India and England, scheduled to be played in Manchester on Friday morning, has been cancelled due to covid worries.
This news came after a member of the Indian support staff test covid positive before of the series finale.
Interestingly, an earlier version of the statement said that India had forfeited the match due to their inability to form a squad, resulting in a 2-2 series.
It was, however, deleted within minutes.
On their Twitter account, the ECB issued an official statement.
“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled”
“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp; India are regrettably unable to field a team. We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many”
“Further information will be shared in due course”
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Yogesh Parmar, an Indian physiotherapist, was diagnose with a positive COVID-19 result in a lateral flow test on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Indian physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested a positive covid-19 test, sparking speculation over the match’s destiny.
This sparked heated debate between the BCCI and the ECB; with unsubstantiate reports alleging that India had been order to forfeit the match if they were unable to play.
The results of the second round of testing, which took place on Thursday, are still pending.
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