The Covid test report of all the players of Team India came negative on Thursday night. It is believed that now the fifth and final Test to be held at Old Trafford Manchester from Friday will be according to the schedule. Till a day before this, it was feared that this test could be canceled. The BCCI and the English Board were in touch regarding this.
India is currently 2-1 ahead in this series. After Team India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar’s report came positive on Wednesday, there were speculations that some players may also be infected. However, the reports of all the players came negative on Thursday night. After this test, most of the players from India and England will leave for the IPL by a chartered flight.
Shastri is already positive
Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and physio Nitin Patel are already Covid-19 positive and now backup physio Yogesh Parmar getting infected with coronavirus is not good news for Team India.
Participated in the event of the book launch
The head coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri felt symptoms of the disease after attending the book launch event at the team hotel during the Oval Test. Outside guests were also allowed to come to this event. According to the BCCI sources, there is no restriction regarding corona in the UK, outside guests were allowed during Shastri’s book launch party. These people were also his closest contacts, currently, all are kept in isolation.
Ganguly expressed concern
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said – he is not sure if the final Test match against England, which starts on Friday, will be possible. During the launch of the book ‘Mission Domination’ in Kolkata, Ganguly said, at this point in time, we do not know whether the game will take place or not. I hope there will be a game.
The final match will be played in Manchester
Right now, this Test series stands at a very exciting level. Team India won the Lord Test by 151 runs after the Nottingham Test draw due to rain, but in the third match played at Headingley, England showed a good game and won the match by 76 runs. India bounced back from a defeat at Headingley in the Oval Test and won the match by 157 runs. In the series, India is currently leading with 2-1. If the Manchester Test is a draw or Team India wins, then after 2007, India will be able to win the Test series in England.
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