Since a confirmed COVID positive test was found, the 2nd One-Day International in between West Indies vs Australia at the Kensington Oval in Barbados will have to be suspended. The horrible coronavirus was caught by a non-playing person of the West Indies team. Both team members, as well as administrative staff, have been placed in isolation as per protocols. West Indies vs Australia second ODI suspended
West Indies vs Australia: Second ODI suspended minutes before start of play due to COVID-19 case
After the toss, the teams announced their playing IX’s, the progress has been made. “It’s delayed owing to an operational issue,” Samuel Badree stated in commentary just after beginning suspension. Following the discovery of the COVID case at the hosts’ camp, the order to suspend the game was made.
They Will Remain In Isolation Until Their PCR-Test Results Are Returned
“The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has been suspended due to a positive Covid-19 test result from a non-playing member of the West Indies team,” Cricket West Indies was quoted as saying in a statement.
“This decision was taken after the toss at Kensington Oval once the result was known due to the Covid-19 protocols. All members of both teams and match officials will be retested today”.
“A decision on when the match will be replayed will be made at a later date once the test results are known. They will remain in isolation in their hotel rooms until their PCR-Test results are returned,” the report added.
It’s The Risk Taken In These Testing Times: Ian Bishop
Ian Bishop, the former West Indies cricketer, and present turned-commentator took Twitter and wrote, “Unfortunate. It’s the risk taken in these testing times. Hope the person is not too. Adversely affected.”
The 3rd ODI is planned for Saturday, July 24, but is yet to be seen whether the officials would allow the game to start happening. Meanwhile, the Australians are set to play a packed bilateral series in Bangladesh.
They will travel to Dhaka on July 29 for a five-match T20I series that will begin on August 3. It’s unclear whether the players will continue as planned given the situation in the West indies.
Within continuing series, Australia won the first match by 133 runs using the DLS procedure. Riley Meredith replacing Wes Agar in the second ODI, but he will have to wait for his ODI debut.