India wants to win England for the first time since 2007
|Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Date: 10-14 September Time: 11:00 CEST|
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The fifth test between England and India is set to take place on Friday after no more positive Covid-19 tests were returned from tourists.
India canceled an optional training session in Manchester on Thursday after another coaching staff was diagnosed with Covid.
Head coach Ravi Shastri tested positive during India’s fourth test win.
Negative results were returned after new tests on Thursday, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed.
Earlier in the day, Indian players were told to stay in their hotel rooms after running new tests Thursday morning and a team spokesman told BBC Sport that “everyone is tested regularly”.
India lead the five-test streak 2-1 after winning the fourth test after Shastri tested positive.
Three other members of the Indian backroom staff – bowling trainer Bharat Arun, field trainer Ramakrishnan Sridhar and physical therapist Nitin Patel – were isolated as a “precautionary measure” after Shastri’s positive results.
Indian media report that the last positive was in close contact with the players in the last test.
The fifth and final Test will begin on Friday at Emirates Old Trafford, with players then leaving immediately to play in the newly rescheduled Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates from September 19.
England’s wicketkeeper Jos Buttler, the back to the page After missing the fourth test for the birth of his second child, the hosts prepared for the game, assuming it would continue.
“Everything is fine in our camp – we trained well this morning,” he said.
Shastri’s result was the first known positive result since the series began on August 4th, but India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant and training assistant Dayanand Garani did tested positive pre-series.
England have stayed in hotels other than India and the teams’ only interaction has been on the pitch.