India cancelled its past signifier earlier the 5th Test against England amid a caller coronavirus scare connected Thursday.
England batsman Jos Buttler said they person "fingers crossed" the last Test volition commencement connected Friday arsenic scheduled astatine Old Trafford.
India adjunct physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar was the latest to trial positive, forcing each of the circuit enactment to isolate successful their Manchester edifice connected Thursday and await the results of a caller batch of COVID-19 tests.
India is already without manager Ravi Shastri, bowling manager Bharath Arun, fielding manager R Sridhar and main physio Nitin Patel, who stay successful London aft investigating affirmative during the 4th Test India won connected Monday astatine the Oval. They volition miss the 5th Test, and India is without a certified physio.
India leads the bid 2-1 but affirmative tests among the players would not lone impact the extremity of a gripping series. Many of the India players besides prima successful the Indian Premier League which is owed to resume connected September 19 successful the United Arab Emirates aft being chopped abbreviated by the microorganism successful May.
England completed its preparations connected Thursday for the 5th Test.
"We're afloat expecting the crippled to spell up and we're preparing to play tomorrow," Buttler said. "Fingers crossed the crippled volition spell ahead.
"We don't cognize excessively overmuch to beryllium honest. It would beryllium naive to speculate excessively overmuch connected worldly I don't cognize about. Things are each good successful our camp."
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