ODI Tour of Pakistan Postponed Following COVID Outbreak

CUT SHORT: West Indies set to depart Pakistan on Thursday following remaining T20 Worldwide. picture: cmc

West Indies will go away Pakistan for the Caribbean on Thursday after a COVID-19 outbreak within the camp pressured the postponement of the One-Day Worldwide sequence set to bowl off Saturday in Karachi.

Whereas the ultimate Twenty20 Worldwide of the three-match sequence went forward as deliberate on Thursday, the three-match ODI sequence has been shifted till subsequent June, Cricket West Indies stated in an announcement.

The choice follows a morning assembly between the regional governing physique and the Pakistan Cricket Board, within the wake of one other batch of optimistic COVID assessments among the many West Indies touring social gathering.

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4 members – together with three gamers – examined optimistic for COVID-19 previous to the beginning of the sequence final week and with Devon Thomas having picked up a finger harm within the first T20 Worldwide, West Indies discovered their ranks depleted.

“Taking into account each the groups’ welfare in addition to restricted sources within the West Indies facet for the ODIs, it has been agreed that the sequence, which kinds a part of the ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League, shall be postponed and rescheduled for early June 2022,” CWI stated.

“This may present the West Indies with an equal alternative to subject their greatest out there gamers for the World Cup qualification matches.

“The West Indies crew members, who returned adverse outcomes following Wednesday’s PCR and at the moment’s Speedy Antigen assessments, will depart from Pakistan after tonight’s match.”

A spherical of Speedy Antigen assessments was carried out on Thursday morning as a part of the PCB protocols and the remaining 21 members of the West Indies contingent – together with 15 gamers – all returned adverse outcomes.

Because of this, the choice was taken to go forward with the third T20 Worldwide.

Batsman Shai Hope, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein and uncapped all-rounder Justin Greaves, all examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Wednesday, together with assistant coach Roddy Estwick and crew doctor Dr Akshai Mansingh.

This adopted related optimistic assessments for left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, and a non-coaching member of the assist workers final week, following the squad’s arrival in Pakistan.

The most recent optimistic circumstances will now spend the following ten days in isolation and should return a adverse take a look at earlier than they’re launched and allowed to fly residence.

“Those that have examined optimistic will full their isolation in Karachi earlier than their journey preparations are finalised to permit them to rejoin their households in time for Christmas celebrations,” CWI confirmed.

The tour was anticipated to wrap up December 22 however with the most recent optimistic circumstances, it’s unlikely some members at present in isolation will return to the Caribbean till after Christmas.


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