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ENG vs IND 5th Test: Team India physio tests positive as Kohli & co cancels practice at Old Trafford; doubts over test match | XtraTime

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Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the team to cancel its practice session ahead of the fifth Test against England beginning at Old Trafford from Friday. The players have been advised to remain in their respective rooms.

Head coach Ravi Shastri is already in isolation after testing positive for the virus during the fourth Test. Fielding coach R Sridhar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and physio Nitin Patel are also isolating in London. Only batting coach Vikram Rathour is with the team in Manchester.

India lead the series 2-1 but the development has cast a fresh shadow on the fifth and final Test.

As per reports 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, the Indian cricket board didn’t want the tournament to be impacted.

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.