Series was scheduled to start from December 18
Sports – Posted: Dec 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 11 mins ago
Posted: Dec 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 11 mins ago
The ODI series
between Pakistan and West Indies have officially been postponed following
multiple coronavirus cases in the visiting team’s camp.
The three-match series, which was part of the ICC Men’s
Cricket Word Cup Super League, was scheduled to start from December 18 at the
National Stadium Karachi.
In a joint statement issued by both the West Indies Cricket
and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the decision was taken after
considering both the teams’ welfare as well as limited resources in the West
Indies side for the ODIs.
“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 Word Cup Super League, will be postponed and rescheduled for
early June 2022,” the statement read.
The West Indies team members, who returned negative results
following Wednesday’s PCR and today’s Rapid Antigen tests, will depart from
Pakistan after the match.
Those who have tested positive will complete
their isolation in Karachi before their travel arrangements are finalised to
allow them to rejoin their families in time for Christmas celebrations.
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