Series between Pakistan and the West Indies may be cancelled if 5 more tests for COVID-19 are found to be positive.

 

Series between Pakistan and the West Indies may be cancelled if 5 more tests for COVID-19 are found to be positive.

Prior to the third Twenty20 International between Pakistan and the West Indies, five more members of the West Indies touring party have tested positive for COVID 19. The virus has infected Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, and Justin Greaves, as well as two members of the staff. Consequently, West Indies' ability to field eleven players for the third T20I is now in doubt, putting their performance on this tour at risk.

Because they must spend at least 10 days in quarantine and can only leave isolation if a negative test is returned, the five members have been excluded from the remainder of the tour.

A positive COVID-19 test upon arrival in Pakistan had already eliminated Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers from the tour. They were dealt another blow when Devon Thomas injured his finger in the first T20I and was subsequently ruled out of the tour.

Officials from the two cricket boards are expected to hold a meeting soon to decide whether or not the tour can continue. West Indies now have just 13 players available for the final two Twenty20s and one ODI of the tour.

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