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CWI: Five more members of touring party test positive for COVID-19


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CWI: Five more members of touring party test positive for COVID-19

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St John’s ­- Following PCR tests administered on Wednesday in Pakistan, Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed that five more members of the West Indies touring party have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) and will now undergo self-isolation.

Three players: wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, allrounder Justin Greaves; along with assistant coach Roddy Estwick, and team physician Dr Akshai Mansingh returned positive results in the latest round of testing carried out by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

“All three players will therefore miss the upcoming matches and all five individuals will remain isolated from the rest of the West Indies squad and are now under the care and supervision provided by the medical officials. They will remain in isolation for ten days or until they return negative PCR test results,” a statement from CWI said.

With a total of six players now ruled out of the tour due to COVID-19 and a finger injury to Devon Thomas (sustained in the 1st T20I),

CWI and PCB officials will be meeting on Thursday morning, once all members of the touring party have been tested again, to determine whether the tour can continue. (PR)

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