There is good news for cricket fans. Corona report of Indian cricketers has come negative. Meaning the Manchester Test against England starting on Friday can be played according to its scheduled schedule. After the Indian team’s junior physio Yogesh Parmar got infected with Corona, there were doubts in the final test.
There was panic due to Ganguly’s statement
BCCI chief Ganguly had said that he is apprehensive about the fifth and final Test match, he does not know whether it will happen or not. Ganguly had arrived at the release of a book in Kolkata. During this, on answering a question, he says, ‘At this time we do not know whether the match will happen or not. Hopefully the match will happen.
the situation was dire
In fact, Yogesh Parmar of the support staff was also found to be corona infected after head coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun were found positive, he had also given sessions to many players of the team, due to which the first training session was resumed today. The press conference was also cancelled. RT-PCR test of the players was done, on the result of which the match would be decided. With Parmar coming positive, the team no longer has a single physio. Chief physio Nitin Patel is on isolation.
players in their rooms
There was panic among the players as well. Everyone was asked to stay in their rooms. Apart from Shastri and Patel, fielding coach R Sridhar and bowling coach Arun are also on isolation in London. When India won the match on the fifth day at the Oval, only batting coach Vikram Rathod was with the team. All players and support staff members have been fully vaccinated.
WTC will not be affected if the test is canceled
Even if the match is cancelled, then in the World Test Championship, this series will be considered as four matches instead of five matches. An ICC spokesperson said, “Under the WTC’s terms of competition, COVID is recognized as non-compliant. This should have a significant impact on the team’s ability to play. Matches are taken out of competition as points are awarded for each match and the system is based on percentage of points won.
There was a meeting between BCCI and ECB
A meeting was also held between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding the entire matter. It is learned that the BCCI has asked the England and Wales Cricket Board to provide the services of a physio. India are leading 2-1 in the five-match Test series. India won the fourth test match played at Lord’s Test and The Oval while England won the third match played at Headingley.