Amidst the fear of Kovid-19, the 5th Test between India and England was declared canceled after all the uproar. Cricket fans will be disappointed due to such an end to the series running at the peak of adventure. The Indian team was ahead in the series 2-1 and was also a contender for victory in the Manchester Test. When the match was cancelled, the Wales and England Cricket Board wanted to take advantage of it. He tried his best to declare him the winner in the canceled match, although India did not agree to it. In such a situation, both the boards decided that the canceled match would be played.
One thing is clear from the whole drama that the England Board and the media have left no stone unturned to prove the Indian cricket team as a villain, pointing to the IPL. According to the report, ECB CEO Harrison has created a new controversy on the BCCI’s offer saying that the subsequent Test will not be a part of this series. Well, let’s talk about the current series, where England, trying their best to take advantage of India’s compulsion, forgot what they did in South Africa in November-December 2020? After playing the 3-match T20I series against South Africa, he had to cancel the tour after a 4-day drama for the first match of the ODI series.
That’s why the situation was serious for India.
During the fourth Test of the current series, the head coach of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri, fielding coach R. Sridhar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and physio Nitin Patel were hit by Kovid-19. Despite this, Team India completed the match. When the team’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was hit by the pandemic, the threat to Team India had increased. The biggest reason for this was that Parmar’s test came negative first. Here the conditions were different from England’s tour of South Africa.
Hotel staff were victims of Kovid and England was scared
If we talk about England’s tour of South Africa, then two members of the staff of the hotel where the players of both the teams were staying were found to be Kovid-19 positive and not any player. Despite this, both the teams jointly issued a statement that keeping in mind the mental and physical health of the players, it has been decided to cancel the remaining tour.
Tom Harrison’s statement was similar to BCCI
Like the current statement of BCCI, then England Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison had said – the safety of the players is paramount. What happened on the tour is a matter of concern. Together we and the South Africa Board have decided to cancel the rest of the matches. The South Africa board had expressed the hope that England would compensate for the loss due to the cancellation of the series in future.
Kovid killed India vs England Manchester test, heart of fans broken