Indian team received confusing WhatsApp messages ahead of Manchester cancellation – Reports
While the BCCI and the ECB were in talks Thursday evening over the procedure in Manchester, the location of the fifth test between India and England, it has now emerged that the Indian team received confusing messages on their team’s WhatsApp group, which left them in awe.
The last test of the series, which was due to start on Friday, was called off hours before the scheduled start because the Indian team was, as the ECB said, “unable to field a team”. because of the fear of covid-19 in their camp following the positive result of physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar. The players were worried and apprehensive about entering the field.
Now, according to ESPNcricinfo, Virat Kohli’s men received “confusing and contradictory messages” on the team’s WhatsApp chat hours before the official launch time. Players were first asked to stay in their rooms with confirmation that the game had been canceled before another message appeared, stating that they could go out to the restaurant for breakfast.
The first message read: “The game has been canceled. It’s okay for each of you to stay in your room.
About 10 minutes later, another message popped up: “We cannot arrange breakfast in your room, so if you wish, you can go to the restaurant to have your meal. “
The report also adds that BCCI has asked players to keep their bags ready to fly to the UAE for the IPL well ahead of the scheduled September 15 departure date.
RCB and MI players take private flights from Manchester to UAE
It has now been confirmed that players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore – Virat Kohli and Mohammed Siraj – and players from the Mumbai Indians – Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav – have taken private charter flights to reach the United Arab Emirates, where the second half of IPL 2021 will start from September 19.
All other players will soon reach the UAE as well and all will have to undergo six days of isolation before joining their team bubbles.
In the meantime, the BCCI has offered the ECB a rescheduling of the canceled test match. The streak, for now, stands at 2-1 as the commissions and the ICC continue to discuss the fate of the fifth test.
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