India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was found corona positive before the fifth Test, due to which the match was cancelled.
Former England cricketer Paul Newman has targeted the Indian cricketer, BCCI and IPL for the cancellation of the fifth Test match to be held in Manchester due to the Corona case coming to the fore in the Indian camp.Also Read – Keeping in mind the proposal of BCCI, ICC should declare Team India 2-1 winner: VVS Laxman
India’s assistant physio Yogesh Parmar was found corona positive before the fifth Test, due to which the match was cancelled. Also Read – BCCI Secretary Confirms – Team India will play 2 extra T20 matches in England next year
Newman said that India did not respect this series and they did not respect Test cricket by violating the guidelines of Kovid before the fourth Test. Also Read – Virat Kohli gets Jay Shah’s support, as long as the team is doing well, there will be no change of leadership
“If most of India’s players had not been going to Dubai for the start of the Amir tournament, the game on the first day would not have been called off in the morning,” he said in a column for the Daily Mail.
Newman said, “Any Indian player who has an IPL contract does not take the risk of playing Tests so that if he is found positive, he will have to stay in England for 10 more days and he will miss the IPL starting from September 19.”
He said, “India did not respect the series other than this and did not respect Test cricket by violating the guidelines of Kovid before the fourth Test.”
He also attributed the book launch program of Team India head coach Ravi Shastri ahead of the fourth Test in London. Newman said, “The whole outbreak in his camp started with Shastri’s presence in a London hotel with captain Virat Kohli and several players and staff, which was attended by over 150 people two days before the Oval Test ”