5th Test Cancelled, "India Unable To Field Team" Due To Covid: England Board

5th Test Cancelled

5th Test Cancelled

The fifth Test match between India and England, which was set to begin today, has been cancelled, according to the England and Wales Cricket Board. On Thursday, another member of Team India's support staff tested positive for Covid, causing uncertainty over the fifth and final Test match.

However, on Thursday, all Indian players returned negative RT-PCR readings, and it was assumed that the match would be played as planned, but it was not to be."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," ECB said in a media statement."Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp,

India are regrettably unable to field a team," the statement further read.India had taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series after a crushing victory at The Oval, where they won by 157 runs.India led the series 2-1 going into the last match, but the match was called off on Thursday after physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested positive for the new coronavirus. find out moreRavi Shastri, India's head coach, tested positive during the fourth test at The Oval, and has been isolated with bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar, and physio Nitin Patel since.

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