Ganguly on India sitting out Old Trafford Test: The players were dead scared, you can’t blame them

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Rescheduled Test has to be a one-off match, and not a continuation of the aborted series, says BCCI president

Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, believes the Old Trafford Test between England and India should be “cancelled”, not postponed.

Ganguly added that whenever a one-off Test between England and India is eventually scheduled, “it cannot be a continuation of the series” that ended prematurely when India opted against taking the field last Friday.

While he chose not to speak on the book launch Ravi Shastri and some other members of the Indian contingent attended prior to the fourth Test as being the possible reason for the Covid-19 outbreak, Ganguly did stand by the head coach and the others, saying that there was no question of blaming anyone in the circumstances.

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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