India vs England Fifth Test cancelled, confirms ECB
New Delhi : The fifth and final Test match between India and England has been cancelled after multiple discussions, said an official statement of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The decision comes after the players were seen not confident of playing the game under given circumstances where a Indian team member had tested positive for coronavirus.
“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,” said the official ECB 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 added.
“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 further read.
“Further information will be shared in due course,” the statement concluded.
On Thursday, Indian physio Yogesh Parmar had tested positive for coronavirus. “We don’t know if the match will happen at the moment. Hopefully, we can get some game,” said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at the book launch of ‘Mission Domination’ in Kolkata on Thursday evening.