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PAK-WI ODI series postponed till June next year due to COVID outbreak

By BetBarter Staff

December 16, 2021

The inevitable has happened as the Pakistan-West Indies ODI series has been postponed due to COVID-19 cases in West Indies camp. Just a couple of days ago, three players, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, and Kyle Mayers, tested positive for COVID-19. However, the boards agreed to go ahead with the series.

But things got bad to worse as five more members of the contingent, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Kyle Mayers, and bowling coach Roddy Estwick and physician Akshai Mansingh delivered positive results on the morning of the third T20I. While the teams agreed to play the final T20I, the ODI series was postponed.
The series will now be played in June next year.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and West Indies Cricket (CWI) released a joint statement to confirm the development.

“On Thursday morning and as part of the PCB COVID-19 Protocols, Rapid Antigen tests were conducted on the remaining 15 West Indies players and six-player support personnel,” said in a press release.

All 21 members of the West Indies touring party returned negative test results. As such, Thursday’s T20I proceeded as planned.

“It has been agreed that the series, which forms part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, will be postponed and rescheduled for early June 2022,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, the players who are COVID-19 positive will stay in Karachi until they return negative results, while other members of the squad will fly back home after the final T20I.