ENGvsIND: Team India’s assistant physio has tested covid positive ahead of 5th Test match

ENGvsIND: The England vs India 5th and final test match in Manchester is on the edge of the call off after one more Indian support staff member has tested covid positive. Yogesh Parmar, Team India’s assistant physio has now tested positive for covid on the eve of the 5th Test match at Old Trafford.

The RT PCR report of Parmar also returned positive which puts both the participating cricket boards in jeopardy.

Following the confirmation of the development, England cricket and the BCCI are involved in a series of meeting to make a decision whether the series should be called off or not.

Earlier, India head coach Ravi Shastri along with Bharat Arun, R Sridhar and Nitin Patel were tested covid positive. The three are isolated in London and will not take part in the fifth test match if it happens.

Parmer is apparently directly involved with all the Indian cricketers, especially with Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Shami and Cheteshwar Pujara. All the three aforementioned cricketers had sustained minor injuries and were constantly monitored by the medical team.

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Team India is now restricted and hasn’t got permission to undergo their final practice session in Manchester. 

According to most experts, the series should be called off to ensure the safety of players not only for the fifth test match but also for the IPL 2021 second leg. A couple of England players will join the respective teams in the UAE for the IPL after the completion of the ongoing test series.

The fifth test match between India and England is supposed to begin tomorrow i.e., 10th September at Old Trafford, Manchester. Team India is leading the series with 2-1 and has already retained the Pataudi trophy.

More details on the fate of the test match are awaited…..

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