Pietersen questions availability of players for resumption of IPL on September 19 after cancellation of Manchester Test
The fifth and final Test between India and England has been cancelled due to a "further increase in the number of COVID cases" inside the Indian camp.
Resuming at 346 for seven after lunch, India added just 18 runs in the second session of the day for the loss of three wickets.
In case, the ECB wants to scrap a Test match it has to have the host county's permission too as ticket sales have already begun for this high-profile series.
There was a sea-change in their cricketing philosophy after the 2015 World Cup debacle, where they failed to qualify even for the quarter-finals.