- Indian players refused to land in Manchester due to fear of Kovid
- 4 support staff of the Indian cricket team were hit by Corona
- BCCI and ECB will meet on September 22 on its reschedule
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has revealed that all the Indian players were scared when the team’s physio Yogesh Parmar’s Kovid-19 test came positive and they took the ground in the Manchester Test. But refused to land.
Yogesh Parmar (Covid-19 Positive) was found corona infected a day before the 5th and final test of the series. The next day, two hours before the match, the Indian team refused to take the field, after which the Manchester Test had to be cancelled.
Parmar was the third member of the Indian Support Staff to be infected with Corona. Earlier, Team India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar also went into isolation due to being Kovid positive.
Ganguly will travel to the UK on 22 September where he will discuss the reschedule of the Manchester Test with representatives of England cricket. The BCCI President told The Telegraph, ‘The players had refused to play. But you can’t blame them. Yogesh Parmar was in touch with all the players and it was natural to be scared. He was meeting all the players independently while he also got the test of Kovid 19 done. He was also giving massages to all the players which is a part of his routine.
After the cancellation of Manchester Test, former England captain Michael Vaughan on IPL had said that the reason for this is IPL. Vaughan took a dig at the players and said that he was afraid that he might miss the IPL.
According to Ganguly, ‘The players were scared when they came to know that Yogesh’s corona test has come positive. They feared coming in contact with this deadly disease. Living in a bubble is not easy. Of course you have to respect their sentiments. Shastri, Arun and Sridhar may leave for India on Wednesday provided their RT-PCR test comes negative before the trip.