West Indies, Australia ODI suspended due to positive COVID test
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…