The fifth and final Test between India and England has been cancelled, the England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed.
In a statement released on their official website, the ECB said that the India are “regrettably unable to field a team.”
“Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled,” the statement read.
“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.
“Further information will be shared in due course.”
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