KARACHI: Pakistan vs West Indies – ODI series has been postponed after five more COVID-19 cases were detected in touring party’s camp on Thursday.
In a joint statement released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the two boards agreed on postponing the ODI series till early 2022.
The decision was taken in a long online meeting between the high-ups of the two boards, considering the health, safety and availability of the players.
As many as six players, three officials of West Indies were tested COVID-19 positive. Players include Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Justin Greaves, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, and Kyle Mayers. Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick, Team Physician Dr Akshai Mansingh and a non-coaching staff member were also tested positive for the widely spread virus.
West Indies team, except the COVID-19 positive members, will leave Pakistan tonight. The Green Shirts will also exit bio-secure bubble after the third T20I, currently underway here at National Stadium.
Remember, the three ODIs were part of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Pakistan had already won the T20I series.