The fifth test match between India and England has been cancelled after Covid-19 disrupted the Indian camp, rendering the visitors unable to field a team.

“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are unable to field a team,” said an amended statement from ECB. A previous version of the statement had indicated that India would ‘forfeit the match’ which has since been removed.

As per ICC twitter tweeted”The ECB and BCCI have mutually decided to call off the fifth #ENGvIND Test, which was due to begin today”

The ECB, on Friday 10 September, stated: “Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth Test between England and India Men due to start today at Old Trafford, will be cancelled. 

“Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team. 

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

Stay tuned for the updates…….