The fifth and final Test between India and England, scheduled to start on Friday at Old Trafford, stands cancelled. India are leading the series 2-1.
In a statement, England Cricket said, “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.
Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test at Emirates Old Trafford, due to start today, will be cancelled.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2021
Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.
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