PCB, CWI postpone ODI series due to COVID-19 positive cases

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket Windies (CWI) have mutually announced to postpone three-ODI series after five more COVID-19 positive cases were detected in visitors’ camp on Thursday.

In a released joint statement, it was confirmed that the ODI series, which was part of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, has been postponed till July 2022.

The two boards held a long online meeting after new members of West Indies were tested COVID-19 positive.

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.

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