New Delhi: The fifth test match between India and England has been cancelled. Earlier, the England Cricket Board has made it clear that the first day of the fifth Test in Manchester, starting on Friday, was postponed. But now the news has come that this match has been cancelled. On Thursday, there was a stir after Team India’s physio Yogesh Parmar turned out to be Corona positive, after which this decision has been taken.
“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,” a statement from the ECB said.
“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India is regrettably unable to field a team,” it further added.
Will India be able to win the series?
The England Cricket Board has claimed that the Indian team is not ready to field its players. In such a situation, now the biggest question arises whether the fifth Test will be played later, will India win this series 2-1 or will the series be considered a draw at 2-2. The ECB says that the match at Old Trafford has been cancelled after talks with the BCCI. This decision has been taken given the danger of increasing cases of corona in the camp of the Indian cricket team, Team India has not been able to prepare its players. England had claimed their victory in the first match, although this statement was later changed. In such a situation, now this test match has been considered cancelled.