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Final England-India test off after outbreak in Indian camp

Final England-India test off after outbreak in Indian camp


MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The fifth and final test of the cricket series between England and India was canceled Friday, barely an hour before play was due to start, following a coronavirus outbreak in the India camp.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said India is “regrettably unable to field a team” at Old Trafford in Manchester due to fears of more cases inside the group.

India’s entire touring party was forced to isolate in its Manchester hotel on Thursday after assistant physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar was the latest person to test positive for the virus. India coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharath Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and main physio Nitin Patel had already tested positive.

India was leading the series 2-1.


There was no indication about whether India had forfeited the test.

“We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many,” the ECB said.


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