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India vs England 5th Test: Match cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

England host India for the fifth and final Test at Old Trafford in Manchester. Here's all you need to know about the match.

India vs England 5th Test: Match cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

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The fifth and final Test match between England and India was cancelled on Friday barely two hours before play was due to start in Manchester.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news through a statement: "Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled.

"Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.

"We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many."

On Thursday, the whole India camp was forced to isolate at the hotel in Manchester after assistant physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19. India head coach Ravi Shastri, bowling coach Bharath Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and head physio Nitin Patel had already tested positive.

India are leading the series 2-1.

The ECB statement initially stated that India had forfeited the match but that was quickly changed and the final outcome of the series result is unclear.

Here's all you need to know about the fifth Test between India and England:

When will the fifth India vs England Test be played?

The fifth England vs India Test has been cancelled.

Where will the fifth India vs England Test be played?

The fifth England vs India Test has been cancelled.

What time will the fifth India vs England Test begin?

The fifth England vs India Test has been cancelled.

How can I watch the India vs England Test match?

The fifth England vs India Test has been cancelled.

Updated Date: September 10, 2021 15:36:29 IST

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