India vs England fifth Test cancelled due to Covid concerns

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Manchester

Due to Covid-19 concerns, the fifth and final Test match between England and India due to start Friday has been cancelled just hours before the match in Manchester was due to start.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said fears over the coronavirus related to an outbreak among backroom staff had left the tourists unable to field a team at Old Trafford.

Play should have gotten underway at 11:00 am local time (1000 GMT) but just over two hours before the start, the ECB announced that the match would not take place.

“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), the ECB can confirm that the fifth Test between England and India men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled,” an ECB statement said.—AFP

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