India said they were unable to field a team because they fear further cases spreading through the squad.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said: “We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners. We know it will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many.”
The ECB statement initially said India, who lead the series 2-1, forfeited the final Test and the series was drawn 2-2. The statement was later amended to say: “India are regrettably unable to field a team.” The result of the series is unclear.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said it has made an offer to the ECB to reschedule the match.
“Both the boards will work towards finding a window to reschedule this Test match,” read a BCCI statement.