Ind vs Eng: Match stands cancelled due to COVID-19 scare
The India vs England final test stands cancelled due to COVID-19 scare among Indian players
The India vs England final test match scheduled at Manchester stands canceled. Team India’s physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar had tested positive for COVID-19 in a lateral flow test. Then, the practice match was canceled and players were asked to remain indoors until further notice.
The England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday confirmed that the fifth and final Test match between India and England has been canceled due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camps. ECB sends out an official statement on their Twitter account.
The ECB informed that India was “unable to field a team” due to Covid cases in the visiting team’s camp.
India was leading the five-match series 2-1 after a thumping victory at The Oval where the visitors won the match by 157 runs. India suffered a setback during the fourth Test when three members of their support staff including head coach Ravi Shastri had tested positive for Covid. Apart from Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar had contracted the virus.
Hoping that everyone is safe and healthy before the team comes with a final decision on the match. Now the Indian squad will be transferred to the Indian Premier League bio-bubble.