Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have recently postponed their ODI series due to multiple Covid cases in the visitor’s camp. However, Both sides have successfully completed their T20I series on Thursday and the Pakistan side has won all the games.
Both the boards had a meeting on Thursday during the ongoing 3rd T20I games and got to know that the number of positive cases has risen up to 9. And they have jointly taken a decision to postpone the ODI series to June 2022.
After a long meeting both the board members said that – “Taking into consideration both the teams’ welfare as well as limited resources in the West Indies side for the ODIs, 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,”
They have also added – “This will provide the West Indies with an equal opportunity to field their best available players for the World Cup qualification matches. The West Indies players who returned with negative tests will depart late on Thursday after the completion of the third T20 International.”
“The West Indies team members, who returned negative results following Wednesday’s PCR and today’s Rapid Antigen tests, will depart from Pakistan after tonight’s match. Those who have tested positive will complete their isolation in Karachi before their travel arrangements are finalized to allow them to rejoin their families in time for Christmas celebrations,’ the committee said.
Medical officials have conducted 21 Tests before Thursday’s game and after all the negative reports, the 3rd T20I has been conducted.
Board has given a clear confirmation about players’ health and said – “Meanwhile, the Pakistan team members, all of whom have returned PCR negative after Wednesday’s tests, will also be leaving the Managed Event Environment after the third T20I. On Thursday morning and as part of the PCB COVID-19 Protocols, Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) was conducted on the remaining 15 West Indies players and six-player support personnel.”
In the West Indies Camp, all the 21 members were returned after negative results. Currently, both boards have come to a decision to postpone the ODI matches to June 2022.