Senior In the cricketer Dinesh Karthik spoke about the tense atmosphere in the Indian dressing room that builds up to the Manchester The test, which was finally canceled on Friday morning due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the visiting camp.
Yogesh Parmar, India’s assistant physio, tested positive for the virus on Wednesday. Although all the players were tested negative on Thursday, they remain concerned because Parmar was in direct contact with them.
‘I talked to some of the guys (Indian players). Much more than not, many of the players after the fourth Test. It’s tiring. Almost all the matches have come off, they are tired and they currently have only one physio. They had two, but before this one with the head coach, a few more of the coaches, they had a physio, so they did a lot of work with the man. And now he is testing positive. That’s the problem, ”Dinesh Karthik told Sky Sports.
‘If it was someone else, someone helped you know logistics, and all that they would not be so afraid of, but when this person got it, the physio, I think it was a little.
The ECB said in its statement that India ‘cannot set up a team’ and therefore the match was canceled.
Dinesh Karthik, who reached the UAE for the IPL after commenting in the first three Tests, said the players did not know what would happen on the match and that they were not in the best mood for the match.
‘Let’s take an example for today, most guys of today did not even sleep until 2.30-3 in the morning because they do not know if they should be ready for the game, they do not know because you know it is it is very late in India so they do not know if they will be able to talk to the ECB, the kind of discussions were gone.
‘Most of them did not even sleep until 03:00, so the test match that takes place today was almost out of the question.
It’s whether they can delay it further, but you have to imagine that you have to remember that the chances are good that someone in the RTPCR test can test positive three days later, and if he is in game 11, what happens then ? person, ”he added.
How many bubbles can they make ?: Dinesh Karthik
Kolkata Knight Riders’ wicketkeeper then highlighted the amount of cricket the players played until the end of the year, from the WTC final in June to the home ground of New Zealand after the IPL and the T20 World Cup.
“You also have to understand that once it’s done, the IPL will soon be the World Cup, and shortly afterwards the New Zealand series, and we’re talking about literally a one-week turnaround,” Dinesh Karthik said.
‘How many bubbles can they make? When they left, when they had rather met in India, they met on May 16, it was four months almost four months. It’s been a long time coming. ”
The BCCI, later in its statement, offered the ECB to play a rescheduled Test match. BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is reportedly flying to the UK this month to discuss the matter. The series is currently at 2-1 in India’s favor and no official announcement has yet been made about the outcome of the fifth Test.