New Delhi. The Manchester Test against England was canceled due to a series of corona infections in Team India. This last Test of the series was scheduled to be played from Friday. But it had to be canceled a few hours before the start of the match. The cancellation of the match has been described by former players as “disappointing”. Many of these players, however, refused to point fingers at India, who are 2-1 up in the series. Those players remind us that England did the same thing in South Africa.
Let it be known that a day ago, the corona report of Team India Assistant Physio Yogesh Parmar came positive (Yogesh Parmar Kovid-1P positive). Since then, the players who came in contact with him were also at risk of being attacked. This led to the risk of spreading the infection during the match, which led to the match being canceled two hours before the toss.
Petersen defended Team India
Legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne has expressed dissatisfaction with the cancellation of the Manchester Test. He tweeted that it’s a huge disappointment, it’s been a nice series. At the same time, former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said the finger should not be pointed at the Indian team for deciding not to play Tests. He tweeted that England had abandoned the tour of South Africa for fear of Covid-19, which affected the financial situation of Cricket South Africa (CSA). India should not be criticized in such a situation.
IPL test may be canceled: Butcher
England captain Michael Vaughan was not far behind. He tweeted about the controversy that India has hurt the dignity of England cricket. But England has done the same in South African cricket. Meanwhile, former England batsman Mark Butcher has blamed the IPL for canceling the Manchester Test. He said that the second phase of IPL 2021 will start from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates. In such cases, it may be a reason to cancel the test. Because if an Indian player comes back positive in the investigation, he has to be isolated in Britain for at least 10 days.
Nasser Hossain called the cancellation of the Test a disappointment
Naser Hossain, another former England captain, said it would have been better if both teams had played matches and finished the series this summer. He told Sky Sports that the bio-protected environment and what has been done in organizing this series is disappointing.
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The rationale for canceling Kohli’s RCB Test
IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Indian captain Virat Kohli, has backed the decision to cancel the match. The RCB tweeted that the health and safety of all involved was the most important and right decision. We hope and pray that everyone stays safe.
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