india lead test series against england 2-1: india will not lose test series against england, match canceled will be played later: BCCI sources
The fifth and final Test cricket match between India and England was canceled on Friday due to concerns related to Kovid-19. Earlier there was news about the match that if England believes that Team India has withdrawn from playing the match, then this canceled match will be considered as won and the series will be tied at 2-2. Since England had won the previous series, it would be the winner, but BCCI sources have denied this.
After head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun, the players were under threat after assistant physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19. The ECB said, ‘In view of the increasing cases of Kovid in the team, India is not able to field its team.’ According to BCCI sources, the players tested negative but the players did not want to risk being on quarantine for 10 days in case they test positive further.
There was an intense discussion between the BCCI and the ECB after India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was found corona positive in the test on Thursday. It is also learned that in the last two days talks between BCCI and the team management, more than one player from India had raised concerns about taking the field. India took a 2-1 lead in the series after winning the fourth Test at The Oval in London by 157 runs.
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