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Posted: Thursday 20 January, 2022 at 9:43 AM

Windies U-19 players/staff suspected of positive COVID-19 tests

By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - MANAGEMENT of the West Indies Under-19 Team competing at the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup has not commented on reports that several players and staff of the team returned positive COVID-19 test results while in Guyana.

     

    It was announced on Monday's (Jan. 17) broadcast of the West Indies/Scotland game at Warner Park that players and coaching staff were in isolation in Guyana due to positive results, and did not make the trip to St. Kitts and Nevis.

     

    When contacted, Cricket West Indies President, Rickey Skerritt confirmed that there is a medical issue within the West Indies camp, but noted that he does not comment on medical issues since he is not an expert on the issue and that those matters are private.

     

    “We do not normally speak about medical matters publicly,” he noted.

     

    He directed to the CMO for a comment on the topic. 

     

    The International Cricket Council has not commented on the possible outbreak within the tournament. 

     

    “I can confirm that there are some medical issues within the camp. They happened since last week and they are being managed very efficiently and effectively,” Skerritt added.

     

    An outbreak was confirmed by the BCCI within its squad currently stationed in Trinidad and Tobago. According to the Board, six of its players returned positive results ahead of their encounter against Ireland.

     

    The tournament is currently being operated within a bubble environment and most of the players are said to be vaccinated.
     

     

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