Five more members of the West Indies squad have become infected with COVID-19 following a PCR test in Pakistan on Wednesday. We have received reports from Pakistan that they have been directed to quarantine the forest.
Cricket West Indies confirmed that all three players will be unavailable for the scheduled games remaining one T20I and three ODIs – and that all five members who tested positive will remain in isolation for 10 days.
They will not be allowed to join the main group until they return negative tests. Once all remaining members of the West Indies touring party have been tested again, CWI and PCB officials will be meeting to determine if the tour can continue.
Three players , wicketkeeper batsman Shai Hope, left-arm spinner Akel Hossain, all-rounder Justin Greaves . As well as Assistant coach Roddy Estwick and team medical expert Dr. Akshai Mansing gave positive results in the latest round of tests conducted by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers having already been ruled out due to positive Covid-19 tests earlier and a finger injury to Devon Thomas (sustained during the first T20I),
West Indies now have only 13 players available to choose from in their T20I and ODI squads now, with the batting particularly hard hit. Only Nicholas Pooran, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks and Darren Bravo remain available among specialist batters.
TOUR schedule as follows.
Third T20I: December 16 – National Stadium, Karachi
First ODI: December 18 – National Stadium, Karachi
Second ODI: December 20 – National Stadium, Karachi
Third ODI: December 22 – National Stadium, Karachi