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Second ODI between the West Indies and Australia postponed after a positive case of Covid; the draw had taken place in Barbados before the match was suspended; Australia won first ODI in a three-game series

Last update: 07/22/21 8:49 PM

Second West Indian and Australian ODI in Barbados postponed after positive Covid-19 case

The second one-day international between the West Indies and Australia has been suspended with immediate effect due to a positive case of coronavirus.

The teams had been named and the toss had been taken at the Kensington Oval in Barbados when a save was requested before a ball was thrown.

The International Cricket Council then announced in a statement on Twitter the end of the match.

“The 2nd ODI between the West Indies and Australia has been suspended with immediate effect due to a positive case of COVID-19,” the governing body said.

“All personnel inside the bubble will be placed in isolation.”

The West Indies subsequently confirmed that the positive test had been “a non-playing member” of their staff and that the result was not known until after the initial formalities had taken place.

“Established Covid-19 protocols state that all members of both teams and match officials will immediately return to the team’s hotel and be tested again later today,” a statement said.

“They will remain isolated in their hotel rooms until the results of their PCR test are returned.

“A decision on when the game will be replayed will be made at a later date once all test results are confirmed.”

Australia won the first game of the three-game series on Tuesday.





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