Cricket: Fifth and final test match between India and England cancelled due to COVID-19 fears
The fifth and final Test between India and England at Old Trafford in Manchester has called off due to Covid-19 fears in the Indian camp today just hours before the scheduled start of play.
England and Wales Cricket Board has issued an official statement confirming the cancellation of the match.
The development came after a meeting between officials of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the ECB less than three hours before the toss was scheduled to be held.
The visitors led by Virat Kohli are leading the series 2-1.
Update: The BCCI and ECB held several rounds of discussion to find a way to play the match, however, the outbreak of Covid-19 in the Indian team contingent forced the decision of calling off the Old Trafford Test.
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