The Test could complete the 2021 Test series which India currently lead 2-1.
New Zealand Cricket said a threatening email had been sent to the England and Wales Cricket Board.
New Zealand abruptly abandoned their tour of Pakistan on Friday citing a security alert, in a massive blow to the South Asian country's hopes of staging regular international cricket.
It may depend on whether the various broadcasters, who paid 25 million pounds for the rights to the Old Trafford Test, would be willing to settle for two evenings' cricket rather than five full days.
If the ICC rules the Test as abandoned, then India will win the series 2-1 but if England get a forfeiture as per the DRC ruling, it will be a 2-2 verdict and the host nation can also claim insurance.
It's now up to the International Cricket Council to adjudicate the outcome of the exciting series.
England batting great Kevin Pietersen said there should not be fingers pointed on the Indians for deciding not to play the Test.
Dexter scored 4,502 runs at an average of 47.89 during his Test career and took 66 wickets at an average of 34.93.
Wood's absence means that Saqib Mahmood is in line for a Test debut at Headingley.
The star all-rounder wants to prioritise his mental wellbeing and continue his recovery from an injury to his left index finger.