The fifth and final test of the series between England and India that was called off after a COVID-19 case was found in the Indian camp will be played in July 2022 at Edgbaston, England’s cricket board (ECB) announced on Friday.
Meanwhile, India’s limited-overs series against England has been delayed by six days with the first T20I now set to take place on July 7.
The official site of ECB stated:
“The concluding fifth match will now take place from July 1, 2022, at Edgbaston, following an agreement between the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).”
India was leading the series 2-1 heading into the Old Trafford Test last month but the match was called off just two hours before its scheduled start.
During the fourth Test, Team India head coach Ravi Shastri contracted the virus and bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar and team physio Nitin Patel, were found as close contacts of Ravi Shastri and were isolated from the remaining squad.