West Indies’ Marquino Mindley tests positive for COVID-19; West Indies halt training camps
Training to start in small groups on Monday following negative repeat tests for training squad.
Jamaican fast bowler, Marquino Mindley, tested positive on his second COVID-19 test said Cricket West Indies in an official press release. Training to start in small groups on Monday following negative repeat tests for the training squad. West Indies is scheduled to play two Test match series against South Africa from 10 to 23 June.
A press release said-
“Following PCR Tests administered on Friday 21 May for all members of the West Indies Men’s red ball training camp being held in St Lucia, Jamaican fast bowler, Marquina Mindley, tested positive on his second COVID-19 test”.
“In accordance with the medical protocols established with the St. Lucian Ministry of Health, Mindley, who is currently asymptomatic, will now self-isolate in his hotel room under the supervision of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Medical Team until he returns two back-to-back negative results,” the statement read.
“All other members of the training squad and coaching team were re-tested and isolated in their rooms, with training cancelled for the weekend.
“All of these training squad and coaching team members have now tested negative following their repeat tests and the squad will train in small groups starting on Monday 24 May, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.”
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Marquino Mindley tests positive for COVID-19 | Training to start in small groups on Monday following negative repeat tests for training squad.
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“The West Indies red ball training camp is being held in a bio-secure environment ahead of the ICC World Test Championship two-match Series against South Africa, scheduled to start on June 10.”
“CWI continues to work with all the regional governments and CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency) to encourage and assist all squad members to get vaccinated, the board said in a statement. “To date, 43 members of West Indies Men’s playing and coaching staff have received vaccination doses.”
Article was published with no changes to press release by Cricket West Indies.