Cricket West Indies (CWI) had recently announced a busy home season with visits from South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan. While the home team was training for the upcoming series, the board has informed that the Jamaican fast bowler Marquino Mindley has tested positive for COVID-19.
After testing positive, Mindley who is currently asymptomatic has gone in self-isolation in his hotel room under the supervision of the CWI Medical Team until he returns with two back-to-back negative results.
“Following PCR Tests administered on Friday 21 May for all members of the West Indies Men's red ball training camp being held in St Lucia, Jamaican fast bowler, Marquino Mindley, tested positive on his second COVID-19 test,” CWI’s official statement said.
The West Indies team was in their bio-bubble and training when the incident happened and was re-tested. Due to this positive test, the training sessions of the cricket team are canceled for the weekend.
Since all the team members, including support staff, have tested negative in their repeat tests, they can resume their training in a small group starting on Monday 24 May, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.
The West Indies red ball training camp is being held in a bio-secure environment ahead of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) two-match Series against South Africa, scheduled to start on June 10.
Only South Africa will be playing two-match Test series along with limited-overs series whereas Australia will be touring the West Indies just for a three-match ODI and five-match T20I series.
(With ANI inputs)