Ind vs Eng last test: India vs England 5th Test, that was set to be played at Old Trafford, was canceled just before 2 hours of play with two cricket boards, Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), looking for a feasible 5-day window to reschedule the contest.
The encounter was canceled following COVID19 cases in India camp and further fears of induction hitting members’ health. Yet, there is no clarification on result of the match.
Now, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of the eight franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is looking forward to get their English and Indian players via a commercial plane to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for completion of IPL 2021.
It is to be noted that India’s Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur, and England’s Moeen Ali and Sam Curran are part of the CSK. The MS Dhoni-led army has already started training ahead of the IPL resuming September 19. Before COVID struck the Indian team, the plan was a bubble to bubble transfer with players of both teams taking a chartered flight to UAE.
As commercial planes are no more available, the interlinked sources will now be looking for chartered plans. When the players will land in UAE, they will be progressed to a 6-day mandatory quarantine period – no bubble to bubble transfer.
Seeking the situation, it looks to Michael Vaughan, that the Test could have been continued but the players did not want to miss IPL. and obviously, the great cash.
“Let’s be very honest, this is all about money and the IPL. The Test has been canceled because players were petrified of catching Covid and missing the IPL,”Advertisement
“In a week or so we will be watching the IPL and the players will be running around smiling and happy. But they should have trusted the PCR tests. We know a lot about this virus now. We know how to manage and handle it better. Players are double vaccinated and biosecurity can be raised very quickly,”