New Delhi. The fifth and final Test match of the series between India and England (IND vs ENG 5th Test) has been canceled at the last minute. However, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said the match could be held in the future. The cricket boards of the two countries are discussing this. India are currently leading the series 2-1.
“The ECB and the Indian board will work on re-organizing the fifth Test match of the canceled series,” BCCI secretary Joy Shah said in a statement issued on Friday. There will be no compromise on the safety of the players. The statement further said, “Due to the close relationship between the BCCI and the ECB, the Indian board has proposed to hold a canceled Test match (5th Test of the series) in the future.” Both boards will work to find a window to reschedule this Test match.
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“The BCCI has always said that the safety and welfare of the players is paramount and there will be no compromise on that,” he said in a statement. We apologize to the fans for not being able to complete an exciting series. Earlier, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said, “After ongoing discussions with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth Test between England and India at Old Trafford has been canceled.”
India are expected to play their fifth Test in England during the limited-overs series next year. If it is, fans will have to wait until next year for the results of this series. After Team India head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, the players are under threat as assistant physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for Covid-1 for.
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The ECB said, “India has not been able to field its team due to the growing case of Kovid in the team.” According to BCCI sources, the players’ test reports came back negative, but the players did not want to risk being isolated for 10 days if the next test was positive. In such a situation it was decided to cancel the fifth test.
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