5th Test Cancelled Due To COVID-19 Outbreak : IND Vs ENG 2021

The fifth and final Test in Manchester has been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 outbreak within the India squad.

In a statement released on Friday, the BCCI said it was in talks with the ECB over conducting the match at a later date.

It remains to be seen how the boards can work out a week for the match

though one could possibly be arranged when India return to England next year for a scheduled limited-overs series.

This development seems to have ended the possibility of India having to forfeit the Test match, though further developments are awaited.

There was confusion among the Indian camp in the last two days even as the BCCI was in discussions with ECB

The discussion continued through the middle of Thursday night, however, the Indian team remained unaware of what decision the BCCI was going to take.