BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has raised his doubts about the possibility of the 5th test match between England and India taking place as the team physio of the Indian Team tested positive of the virus today.
The Indian camp, of late, has been besieged by the virus with the support staff being very affected by this. During the fourth test, it was announced that Team Coach Ravi Shastri and bowling coach Bharat Arun got tested positive. With another support staff member getting a positive test, the practice for the upcoming test had to be cancelled with the players being asked to stay in their rooms as RT-PCR tests being conducted on them, with the results coming out later today.
Along with Shastri, Arun and physio Yogesh Parmar getting tested positive, other members of the staff are isolating. Nitin Patel, the main physio is already under isolation due to Shastri contracting the virus during the Oval Test. Fielding coach R.Sridhar is also isolating in London. Only batting coach, Vikram Rathour is present alongside the team.
Sourav Ganguly has said that he doesn’t know if a match will happen at the moment but hopes that a game indeed takes place while launching the book, “Mission Domination” in Kolkata.
It was also learnt that the BCCI is asking the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to lend them a physio for this match.
India is leading the series 1-2 with only a solitary test in Old Trafford left to play. If the game does happen and India wins, it will be the first time the team has won a Test Series in England since 2007. Other results also point to a similar positive result for the Indian team.