The fifth Test among England and India, booked to start on Friday (September 10), has been dropped.
“Because of fears of a further expansion in the quantity of COVID cases inside the camp, India are lamentably unfit to handle a group.,” said a corrected assertion from ECB. A past rendition of the assertion had shown that India would ‘relinquish the match’ which has since been eliminated.
A BCCI explanation later said that there has been a proposition made to reschedule the match.
“The BCCI and ECB held a few rounds of conversation to figure out how to play the Test Match, nonetheless, the episode of Covid-19 in the Indian group unforeseen constrained the choice of canceling the Old Trafford Test Match.
“In lieu of the solid connection among BCCI and ECB, the BCCI has presented to ECB a rescheduling of the dropped Test match. Both the Boards will pursue discovering a window to reschedule this Test match,” read BCCI’s assertion.
Cricbuzz comprehends that the Indian players composed a letter to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) communicating dread exaggerating the Test at Old Trafford.
There was a great deal of vulnerability encompassing the last Test since the time India’s second physio – Yogesh Parmar – tried positive for Covid-19. Following this turn of events, India’s training meeting just before the Test was likewise canceled with the players going through a new round of tests.
Despite the fact that every one of the players tried negative, Cricbuzz comprehends the hotlines among Manchester and Ahmedabad were on for quite a while on Thursday evening (September 9). Concerns were communicated on the medical problems just as the status for the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will begin in under 10 days.
The Indian players have additionally gone through one more round of tests for COVID-19, the consequences of which are anticipated.