IND vs ENG ’Sony Pe Nahi Dikhega’, LIVE Broadcast partner Sony Sports caught unaware as 5th test gets cancelled

IND vs ENG ’Sony Pe Nahi Dikhega’, LIVE Broadcast partner Sony Sports caught unaware as 5th test gets cancelled – The fifth and final Test match between India and England scheduled to start on August 10, Friday has been cancelled amid Covid-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. England and Wales Cricket Board posted an official statement on Twitter at 1:00 PM. However, the official broadcaster of India’s tour of England Sony Sports Network was unaware of the happenings and kept on showing advertisements on the fifth Test starting from 3:30 on Friday. 

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As India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar was tested positive just ahead of the 5th and final Test there was a big question mark on the Manchester Test. Indian commentator Dinesh Karthik wrote a tweet saying, “Looks like there won’t be any play today guys.” Then English media reported that the Day 1 of the Manchester Test has been postponed. And finally, ECB released a statement saying the match has been cancelled. However, throughout this time, Sony Sports was showing promos of the India vs England 5th Test match. The broadcasters were totally unaware of the happenings. 

IND vs ENG ’Sony Pe Nahi Dikhega’, LIVE Broadcast partner Sony Sports caught unaware as 5th test gets cancelled

India vs England 5th Test cancelled – Timeline

September 6th – Head coach Ravi Shastri Tested positive

September 9th – Team India’s physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested positive

September 10th – 

  • Dinesh Karthik reveals Day 1 can be postponed
  • English media reports that Day 1 has been postponed 
  • ECB issues statement saying Manchester Test has been called-off

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“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled,” ECB said in a statement.

“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.

IND vs ENG ’Sony Pe Nahi Dikhega’, LIVE Broadcast partner Sony Sports caught unaware as 5th test gets cancelled

“We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many,” the statement added.

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Ahead of the fifth and final Test against England, physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19 in Manchester. This had led to Team India’s training session for Thursday afternoon being cancelled.

However, there were no COVID-19 related worries in the England camp and Jos Buttler had said everything is fine and the hosts were looking forward to the game.

“We don’t know too much about it at the moment. It would be naive to speculate on what’s going on. At the moment we’re fully expecting the game to go ahead and we’re preparing that way so fingers crossed the game will go ahead. Things are fine in our camp and we are looking forward to the game,” said Buttler in a virtual press conference on Thursday.

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