Indian players were also tested after Team India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was found to be corona infected but the reports of all came negative. Although no one wanted to play due to fear, the final Test match of the series had to be called off two hours before the toss. India’s head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun were already corona infected. After the online meeting between the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the players were informed that the match has been canceled and you all stay in your room.
ECB wanted to declare itself the winner: ECB was asking to consider itself as the winner in the last match of the series after the players of the Indian team refused to play, on which the BCCI objected and pressured them to cancel it. After this, the ECB said, ‘India is unable to field its team due to the possibility of increasing the cases of Kovid further in the Indian camp. After talks with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth Test at Old Trafford has been cancelled. We apologize to the fans and our partners. We know this news will cause a lot of disappointment and inconvenience to many people. According to the BCCI, ‘There is still a good chance that this canceled match will be played at some point of time.’
Let us tell you that in the five-match Test series, Team India is currently leading 2-1. Later when this test match will be played then the winning team of this series will be decided. Although it has not been made clear when this Test match will be played now, but it is expected that it will be organized at the right time in future.