Pakistan Vs West Indies: Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers Test Positive For Covid-19

 PAK Vs WI: 3 West Indies Players In Pakistan Test COVID Positive

Following RT-PCR tests administered on arrival in Pakistan, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has confirmed that four members of the West Indies touring party have tested positive for COVID-19 and will now undergo a period of self-isolation.

Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, all-rounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, along with a non-coaching member of the team management unit returned positive tests in Karachi and will therefore be unavailable to participate in the upcoming Pakistan series. All four members are fully vaccinated and are without major symptoms.

Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI in an official release said: "Our arrival testing protocols in Pakistan have confirmed four (4) COVID-19 positives. These were confirmed whilst the players and staff were still in room isolation, so despite this significant setback to our preparation plans, we are confident that the tour can continue as everyone else returned negative PCRs prior to their arrival into Pakistan and two negative PCRs since they have been in Karachi."

"The risk of COVID-19 infection is impossible to remove completely from a cricket tour, in spite of the fact that many of our players have been living in bio-secure bubbles almost continuously since before the CPL. This unusual loss of three players from our squad will seriously impact our team preparations, but the rest of the squad are in good spirits and will begin training today ahead of our first game on Monday," he added.

All four individuals will remain isolated from the rest of the West Indies squad and are now under the care and supervision of the Team Physician, Dr Akshai Mansingh. They will remain in isolation for ten (10) days and until they return negative PCR test results.

The three-match T20I Series starts on Monday, December 13 and will be played at the Karachi National Stadium.

Pakistan Vs West Indies: Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers Test Positive For Covid-19

 

Three West Indies cricketers -- Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers and a non-coaching member have tested positive for Covid-19 upon their arrival in Pakistan and will be unavailable for the three-match T20I series, which begins in Karachi on Monday.

According to Cricket West Indies (CWI), all four individuals will be in isolation for ten days and until they return negative tests. They will be monitored by Dr Akshai Mansingh, the team physician.

"Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, allrounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers, along with a non-coaching member of the team management unit returned positive tests in Karachi and will therefore be unavailable to participate in the upcoming Pakistan series. All four members are fully vaccinated and are without major symptoms," CWI said in a statement on Sunday.

Johnny Grave, the CEO of CWI, confirmed that the tour will go ahead as scheduled despite the Covid-19 cases in the touring camp.

"Our arrival testing protocols in Pakistan have confirmed four (4) Covid-19 positives. These were confirmed whilst the players and staff were still in room isolation, so despite this significant setback to our preparation plans, we are confident that the tour can continue as everyone else returned negative PCRs prior to their arrival into Pakistan and two negative PCRs since they have been in Karachi," Grave said.

"The risk of Covid-19 infection is impossible to remove completely from a cricket tour, in spite of the fact that many of our players have been living in bio-secure bubbles almost continuously since before the CPL. This unusual loss of three players from our squad will seriously impact our team preparations, but the rest of the squad are in good spirits and will begin training today ahead of our first game on Monday," he added.

The absence of Cottrell, Chase, and Mayers will further deplete the West Indies side, who are already without their senior players.

The three-match T20I Series starts on Monday, December 13, and will be played at the National Stadium in Karachi.


3 West Indies Cricketers In Pakistan Hit By Virus

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Players of West Indies cricket team pray in team meeting ahead of practice session at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. West Indies cricket team is in Pakistan to play three T20 and three ODIs matches series, starting from Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Players of West Indies cricket team pray in team meeting ahead of practice session at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021. West Indies cricket team is in Pakistan to play three T20 and three ODIs matches series, starting from Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Three West Indies cricketers have tested positive for the coronavirus and will miss the limited-overs series in Pakistan starting next week.

Cricket West Indies said on Saturday left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell and allrounders Roston Chase and Kyle Mayers tested positive in Karachi and are self-isolating for 10 days.

All three were in the Twenty20 squad while Chase was also chosen for the three one-day internationals in Karachi that follow the three T20s.

A non-coaching member of the West Indies staff also tested positive. CWI said all four members of the touring party were fully vaccinated and without major symptoms.

CWI chief executive Johnny Grave said the rest of the group have continually tested negative and the tour will go on.

“The risk of COVID-19 infection is impossible to remove completely from a cricket tour, in spite of the fact that many of our players have been living in bio-secure bubbles almost continuously since before the (Caribbean Premier League),” Grave said in a statement.

“This unusual loss of three players from our squad will seriously impact our team preparations, but the rest of the squad are in good spirits and will begin training today ahead of our first game on Monday.”

The series of three T20s begins on Monday.

The limited-overs squad already received a blow when regular captain Kieron Pollard was ruled out due to a hamstring injury he sustained last month during the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

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