Manchester Test cancelled due to Corona Virus concerns

The fifth Test between England and India at Old Trafford was cancelled on Friday after India were unable to field a team, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.”

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

The ECB initially said in the statement that India had forfeited the match but later retracted that.India were 2-1 up in the series heading into the final match but the Test was thrown into doubt on Thursday after their physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested positive for the novel coronavirus.