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Five members of West Indies squad contract Covid-19


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KARACHI:– Following the PCR test conducted by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), another five members of West Indies team on Thursday have been tested positive for Covid-19.

According to West Indies cricket board, the members included wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, all-rounder Justin Greaves, Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick and Team Physician Dr Akshai Mansingh.

All three players will therefore miss the upcoming matches and will be under the care and supervision provided by the medical officials. They will remain in isolation for ten (10) days or until they return negative PCR test results.

With a total of six players now ruled out of the tour due to COVID-19 and a finger injury to Devon Thomas (sustained in the 1st T20I), Cricket West Indies (CWI) and PCB officials will be meeting today to determine whether their Pakistan tour can continue or not.

It is to be mentioned here that West Indies are scheduled to play third and final Twenty20 in Karachi today.

Earlier, four members of the West Indies touring party had tested positive for COVID-19.

Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, along with a non-coaching member of the team management unit returned positive tests in Karachi. All four members were fully vaccinated and without major symptoms.

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