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Pakistan vs West Indies ODI Series Postponed Over Covid Cases

The Pakistan vs West Indies three-match ODI sequence has been postponed resulting from 5 extra optimistic instances within the visiting camp, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) stated in a joint assertion on Thursday. “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have issued a joint statement after five more positive cases were reported in the West Indies camp following Wednesday’s PCR testing, raising the total number of positive cases to nine since their arrival in Karachi on December 9,” the discharge stated.

West Indies’ wicket-keeper batter Shai Hope, left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein, allrounder Justin Greaves and two assist workers members – assistant coach Roddy Estwick, and group doctor Akshai Mansingh – examined optimistic for Covid-19. The exams had been carried out on Wednesday.

“On Thursday morning and as a part of the PCB COVID-19 Protocols, Rapid Antigen exams had been carried out on the remaining 15 West Indies gamers and 6 participant assist personnel. All 21 members of the West Indies touring celebration returned unfavourable check outcome. As such, Thursday’s T20 International (T20I) proceeded as deliberate,” the assertion stated.

The ODI sequence which was slated to start on December 18, is prone to be rescheduled in early 2022.

“However, taking into account each the groups’ welfare in addition to restricted assets within the West Indies facet for the ODIs, it has been agreed that the sequence, which kinds a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket Word Cup Super League, might be postponed and rescheduled for early June 2022,” the assertion added.

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The West Indies group members, who returned unfavourable outcomes following Wednesday’s PCR and immediately’s Rapid Antigen exams, will depart from Pakistan after tonight’s match. Those who’ve examined optimistic will full their isolation in Karachi earlier than their journey preparations are finalised to permit them to rejoin their households in time for Christmas celebrations.

The third and ultimate T20I in Karachi between the 2 sides went forward as per schedule on Thursday.

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