England cricketers miffed at India not playing 5th test
The 5th test was to start from 10 September with England 1-2 down in the series. However, the 4th covid positive case of physio Yogesh Parmar within the Indian camp. And his proximity with many cricketers made the Indian players worried and they refused to take the field in the 5th test. This has triggered a lot of debate and it is understood that many English cricketers were unhappy at the Indian player’s refusal to take the field at Manchester especially after their second round of tests appeared 100% negative. Lots of allegations are floating in the air.
It is said that the England team had spotted few Indian players out in the streets of Manchester. Even in departmental stores while they were meant to be in their hotel after the news of the 4th covid case became official.
Rumours are doing the rounds that one England cricketer might consider withdrawing from the IPL. As of now in the current edition, 5 England players are involved in IPL. Sam Curran & Moeen Ali for CSK , Dawid Malan for Punjab Kings , Jonny Bairstow for SRH and Chris Woakes for Delhi . Thus if any cricketer is withdrawing, it has to be from the above group of English cricketers.
Unsubstantiated reports claim that apart from roaming around on Thursday. Being spotted in a departmental store, an Indian cricket was said to be involved in a photoshoot as well. England cricketers miffed at India not playing 5th test. IPL withdrawals likely.
Of course, with many Indian cricketers attending a public gathering in Ravi Shastri’s book launch has also not gone down too well amongst the England team. As it stands, that book launch has come under a lot of fire. Since the covid outbreak started in the Indian camp with Shastri being the first one to report covid positive.
The whole issue of India’s withdrawal from the 5th test has caused massive debates. And it does not look likely to subside in a hurry.