West Indies, Australia ODI suspended due to positive COVID test

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The second ODI between West Indies and Australia in Barbados has been suspended due to a positive COVID test. All personnel inside the bubble will now go into isolation.

Australia had won the toss and chosen to bat first. The match was slated to start at 14:30h on Thursday (July 22). Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed the match has been postponed.

Statement from CWI: “The second CG Insurance ODI between West Indies and Australia has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result from a non-playing member of the West Indies staff.  This decision was taken after the toss at Kensington Oval once the result was known.  The established COVID-19 protocols stipulate that all members of both teams and match officials will return immediately to the team hotel and will be re-tested later today. They will remain in isolation in their hotel rooms until their PCR-Test results are returned. A decision on when the match will be replayed will be made at a later date once all the test results are confirmed.”

West Indies XI: Shai Hope (wk), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Jason Mohammed, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (capt), Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Hayden Walsh Jr, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.

Australia XI: Ben McDermott, Josh Philippe, Mitchell Marsh, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey (capt/wk), Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Riley Meredith, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Australia lead the three-match series 1-0.

Details to follow…

1 Comment
  1. Xhrp2wkb1 says

    Why they left out Hetmyer and retained Darren Bravo for this game? Steupps!!

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