IPL 2021 – IND vs ENG 5th Test Trouble: After another positive case in the Indian squad in England, the 5th Test match at Old Trafford is in huge trouble. InsideSport.co is learning from it’s sources that the BCCI is not too keen to play the test scheduled to start tomorrow. BCCI has asked all the players to stay put in their rooms and are not ready to take any more risks before the start of IPL 2021 in UAE.
It is learnt that the BCCI, after talking to the team in Manchester, isn’t keen to go ahead with the Test. With the IPL to start on September 19, they didn’t want the tournament to be impacted.
“We don’t know if a match will happen at the moment. Hopefully we can get some game,” said BCCI President Sourav Ganguly at the book launch of ‘Mission Domination’ in Kolkata.
As per the info available with InsideSport.co, BCCI is currently in touch with England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and are now reluctant to continue.
IND vs ENG 5th Test Trouble: It has emerged that physio Yogesh Parmar is the support staff who tested positive for Covid-19 in tests conducted on Wednesday.
Though none of the players were found to be positive yet, the further spread of the virus within the team cannot be ruled out since most of the cricketers were in close contact of the support staff all through the last Test.
Following the positive test of the coaches last week, the entire team had undergone the RT-PCR test. The squad member who tested positive on Thursday was earlier negative.
The RT-PCR test reports of the players are still awaited.
Shastri is likely to have got the symptoms after attending the launch of his book in the team hotel where outside guests were also allowed.
Arun, Patel and Sridhar attended that function in person. India lead the five-match series 2-1.