Not Covid outbreak, it was Indian players’ anxiety that led to cancellation of match: ECB

A “gutted” ECB CEO Tom Harrison said it was the Indian players’ anxiety over “what might happen” and not the COVID-19 outbreak itself that caused the cancellation of the fifth and final Test in Manchester. Harrison said everything necessary was done to convince the Indian players, who were spooked by assistant physio Yogesh Parmar’s positive COVID-19 test on Thursday and refused to take the field.

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