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Significant debate is ongoing as to whether the result will be ruled a forfeit by India, or a cancellation. Coming into the final Test, India led the series 2-1. An India forfeit would see England level the tie at 2-2 - robbing India of a first series win in England since 2007.Why did ECB cancel India vs England 5th Test?
Initially, the ECB had said that after being "unable to field a team", India "forfeit the match", but soon issued a fresh statement, dropping the forfeiture reference. The England and Wales Cricket Board on Friday announced that the fifth Test between India and England, due to start in Manchester today, had been cancelled.What happens if India lose the 5th Test at Old Trafford?
India are already 2-1 up and losing this game means that series get squared 2-2. The BCCI has been told by ECB that the only way to cancel the fifth and final Test match at Old Trafford is to forfeit the game.Will India have to give England a walkover for final Test?
According to a report in Times of India, the Indian board were told that they will have to give England a walkover in case they want the hosts to accept their demand of cancelling the final Test match after another Indian support staff tested positive of Covid-19.