Another round of RT-PCR Tests has been called for the players, after which, a fresh decision will be taken later in the evening for the Day 2 match, stated reports.
Between Thursday night and Friday morning, the BCCI and the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) participated in a series of meetings that lasted until midnight and resumed at sunrise, UK time.
The development came after the touring side was left on tenterhooks following physio Yogesh Parmar”s positive COVID-19 test that led to concerns that the infection could spread during the match, which was eventually cancelled a couple of hours before toss.
The initial statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board categorically mentioned the word “forfeit” but that was later omitted from a revised media release, reported PTI.
The revised ECB statement, “Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.”