Fans seemed super excited for the deciding 5th Test between India and England. The final Test starting at Old Trafford from Friday that is on 10th of September. The fate of the fifth Test of the Pataudi Trophy, which India are leading 2-1. However unfortunately few days back India’s head coach Ravi Shastri. And earlier today India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar tested Covid-19 positive.
Ever since Parmar was tested positive, the BCCI got concerned however, On the second half the IPL, which starts in the UAE from September 19, five days after the Manchester Test. To board charter flights from Manchester to Dubai to join their respective IPL franchises.
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On Thursday morning the BCCI’s top brass conducted a virtual meeting with the Indian team. Similarly management including captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri to figure a way forward.
The BCCI does not want the IPL to be impacted as it scheduled to host the men’s 2020 World Cup in the UAE. Oman two days after the IPL ends, on October 15.
Eventually to have a look on brighter side, the entire Indian squad returned and tested negative is for Covid-19 after a day-long uncertainty.
Fate of 5th Test hangs on Indian team’s COVID reports. Speaking to ANI, sources in the know of developments said the report will come around 8pm and some people might be forced to go for isolation as close contact. With physio Yogesh Parmar testing positive for COVID-19, simultaneously a call on the next step can only be taken after the results come in.
BCCI Official mentioned to InsideSport “Yes, physiotherapist Yogesh Parmer has tested positive. We are monitoring the situation and waiting for the RT-PCR test results of all the players and Yogesh. They have been isolated”.
Furthermore he added, “All Indian player have tested negative, The match is on as of now. We will take a call as we have the test results.”