BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is doubtful over the feasibility of the fifth and final Test in Manchester after Indian physio reportedly testing positive for COVID-19.
“We don’t know if the match will happen at this moment,” said Ganguly as reported by news agency PTI.
Another member of India’s support staff — junior physio Yogesh Parmar — tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, forcing the team to cancel its training session and casting a fresh shadow on the Manchester Test.
Earlier, India head coach Ravi Shastri and two of his close contacts, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar had returned positive for COVID. The main physio Nitin Patel tested negative but was isolated for being a close contact.
Only batting coach Vikram Rathour was with the team when it won the fourth Test at the Oval on the final day. India lead the five-Test series 2-1.