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.
The BCCI Secretary Jay Shah confirmed the same in an article updated by BCCI.TV.
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.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 10, 2021
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) alongside the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have together chosen to cancel the fifth Test Match booked at Manchester in continuous India’s visit through England 2021.
The BCCI and ECB held a few rounds of conversation to figure out how to play the Test Match, be that as it may, the episode of Covid-19 in the Indian group unexpected constrained the choice of canceling the Old Trafford Test Match.
In lieu of the solid connection between BCCI and ECB, the BCCI has presented to ECB a rescheduling of the dropped Test match. Both the Boards will run after discovering a window to reschedule this Test match.
The BCCI has consistently kept up with that the wellbeing and prosperity of the players are of fundamental significance and there will be no involvement in that perspective.
The BCCI might want to thank the ECB for their co-activity and comprehension on these difficult occasions. We might want to apologize to the fans for not having the option to finish an exciting series.
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