Eng vs Ind 5th Test in Manchester called off over Covid-19 concerns

By Rajan Nath - September 10, 2021 1:09 pm

Eng vs Ind 5th Test: The fifth and final Test between India and England has been cancelled due to a "further increase in the number of Covid-19 cases" inside the Indian camp.

"Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start on Friday at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled," ECB said in a statement.

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"Due to fears of a further increase in the number of Covid cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.

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"We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many," the statement added.

Ahead of Eng vs Ind 5th Test, physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for Covid-19 in Manchester. This had led to Team India's training session for Thursday afternoon being cancelled.

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However, there were no Covid-19 related worries in the England camp and Jos Buttler had said everything is fine and the hosts were looking forward to the game.

This came after India head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar returned positive results to their RT-PCR tests during the fourth Test. They are currently undergoing isolation and can come out only after returning two negative results.

-PTC News