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Safe return ‘main priority’


Safe return ‘main priority’
CWI chief executive Johnny Grave. (GP)

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Cricket West Indies has praised the Nicholas Pooran-led squad for completing the Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Pakistan despite a COVID-19 outbreak in the camp, and says the main focus remains the health of all players and ensuring their safe return to the Caribbean.

West Indies proceeded with Thursday’s final T20I of the three-match series in Karachi, against the backdrop of five members of the touring party – including three players – returning positive tests 24 hours earlier.

Another four members – including three players – had also tested positive prior to the start of the series, leaving the squad severely diminished.

“It’s been a very difficult last [few days] for everyone, particularly the players and support staff out in Pakistan,” CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said. (CMC/EZS)

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