India vs England 5th test match was cancelled when a support staff was tested positive for Covid-19 in the Indian camp. India was unable to field a team at Old Tafford as they feared the rise of Covid-19 cases in the camp.
After a member of the support staff tested positive, India had cancelled out on a practice session on Thursday ahead of the match.
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri was already in isolation, being tested positive at Oval. The fifth test was cancelled as the tourists feared an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in their camp.
Head coach Ravi Shastri was tested positive and has been in isolation since the victory at Oval with bowling coach Bharath Arun, fielding coach R. Sridhar and physiotherapist Nitin Patel.
It was initially announced by the ECB that India had forfeited the test, but they later clarified that this wasn’t the case.
India led the 5 Test series by 2-1, and were approaching the last match at Old Tafford.
All eyes are on ICC as they are yet to decide the outcome of the match and the series result.
India was looking forward to the final match as they had a lead in the series.
This cancellation may also affect the upcoming IPL as the players were preparing to leave for the tournament in UAE from September 19th after the final test in Manchester.
As the India vs England 5th test match was cancelled, the ECB and BCCI sent deepest apologies to fans.