The final match of the series was cancelled when a physio in the Indian camp tested positive ahead of the game, making the visiting players apprehensive, though all of them tested negative.
After the Manchester test got called off owing to a Covid scare, both the BCCI and England Cricket Board officials announced that the match will be rescheduled at a later date as a one-off game.
Fifth Test cancelled after India 'unable to field team'; No clarity on series result amid talk of rescheduling
The England and Wales Cricket Board's statement on the match went from India "unable to field a team and will instead forfeit the match" to India "regrettably unable to field a team".
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Although the BCCI had asked the players to get on with the match in a communication sent late Thursday night, things changed overnight with the Indian players putting up a firm stance.
It is understood that the ECB wasn't willing to cancel the Test and stood firm on either delaying the match by a couple of days or asked India to forfeit.
The New Indian Express understands that the chances of the match happening at this stage are very remote, with several Indian players having come in close contact with Parmar in recent days.