Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Head of state Sourav Ganguly stated their players rejected to play the fifth as well as final Test against England due to Covid-19 issues as well as rejected that the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) had played any kind of component in the choice.
The Old Trafford Test was terminated last Friday barely 2 hrs prior to its set up start as the travelers, that were leading the collection 2-1, fell short to field a side after their physiotherapist evaluated positive for Covid-19.
“The players declined to play however you can’t blame them,” Ganguly informed Indian paper The Telegraph on Monday.
“Physio Yogesh Parmar was such a close contact of the players … he mixed freely with the players and also performed their Covid-19 examinations. He also utilized to provide a massage therapy, he belonged to their everyday lives.
“The players were ravaged when they came to know that he had checked positive for Covid-19. They feared they need to have contracted the condition and were dead terrified,” he said.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan has actually suggested that India’s players were “petrified” of testing positive ahead of the IPL, which resumes on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.
Yet England as well as Wales Cricket Board CEO Tom Harrison has stated the cancellation had nothing to do with the IPL and Ganguly resembled those comments.
“The BCCI will never ever be a careless board. We value other boards also,” he stated, including that the match is likely to be held as a one-off suit next year.