New Delhi. The sword is hanging over the fifth Test between India and England to be held in Manchester (India vs England, 5th Test). Actually a support staff of Team India has been found to be Corona positive, after which RT-PCR test of all the players has been done. The players’ report will come after 9 pm on Thursday. If some other players are also found positive in the report, then the Manchester Test can be cancelled. If the players are found negative in the Kovid test, then there will be no threat to the Manchester Test and the match will start on time. By the way, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly also says that he does not know whether Manchester Test will happen or not.
Let us tell you that the junior physio of the Indian team Yogesh Parmar has been found to be Corona positive. Before Yogesh, head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar were also found to be Kovid-positive during the Oval Test. In view of the new case of corona in the Indian team, the players did not even practice on Thursday. All the players are locked in their rooms and waiting for their RT-PCR test.
Who will be the winner of the series if Manchester Test is cancelled?
India is leading 2-1 in the Test series against England. But if the Manchester Test is cancelled, then the Indian team will not be declared the winner of the series. If the Test is canceled, the series will be considered incomplete and a Test match will be played later. Meanwhile, such reports were flying on social media that BCCI does not want Manchester Test to be held and the reason for this was being told to IPL but after that the board itself has clarified.
According to sources, the BCCI wants the Indian team to play the Manchester Test as the team is performing well at the moment. After winning the Lord’s Test, Team India also performed amazingly at the Oval. He had definitely lost in Leeds but the kind of batting and bowling done by the Indian players at the Oval put pressure on England.
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India’s record bad in Manchester
By the way, let us tell you that India’s record in Manchester is very bad. Here he has not won a single test match. India has lost 4 out of 9 Tests at this ground and 5 matches have been drawn. India had lost the last Test in Manchester by an innings.
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