ODI series between West Indies, Australia to resume on July 25

After the suspension of the second ODI between Australia and West Indies due to a Covid-19 case, the series will resume on July 25.

Erlier, a non-playing member of the West Indies team had tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

After it, the Cricket West Indies (CWI) had put the teams, umpires and TV crew in hotel isolation.

In a statement, the CWI said: “All 152 persons tested for Covid-19 returned negative results, following the suspension of the second CG Insurance One-Day International (ODI) before a ball was bowled at Kensington Oval, Barbados.”

“All members of the West Indies and Australia teams and coaching staff, as well as match officials, event staff and TV production crew were tested back at the hotel with everyone being in room isolation since,” it added.

Following the negative tests, CWI held a meeting with the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA), the Government of Barbados medical officials and Cricket Australia (CA) following which, it was decided to resume the series.

CWI president Ricky Skerritt said: “We are happy to be able to announce the restart of the CG Insurance ODI series at Kensington Oval tomorrow. We want to thank our counterparts at CA for their co-operation in this matter as we look to get the games going again. Special thanks to our CEO Johnny Grave, Chairman of Cricket Australia, Earl Eddings, his CEO Nick Hockley along with our respective medical and operations teams. I appreciate the crucial role of the BCA and the Government of Barbados for working closely with CWI to ensure everything is in place for resuming the series.”

“It has been a challenging two days and we have worked very swiftly and safely, following all the established medical protocols, to make sure that all necessary precautions are in place to ensure that we can go-ahead to resume play safely, tomorrow. We will continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly,” added Skerritt.

Visiting Australia currently lead the three-match series 1-0.

News Desk

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