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COVID-19 Forces No Play In Windies Second One-Day Against Australia

The second one-day international between West Indies and Australia was called to a halt minutes before the scheduled start in Barbados due to a positive COVID-19 case.

The Windies in a statement noted that “The established COVID-19 protocols stipulate that all members of both teams and match officials will return immediately to the team hotel and will be re-tested later today [yesterday]. They will remain in isolation in their hotel rooms until their PCR-Test results are returned.”

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

“The positive case is not believed to be an Australian,” Cricket Australia said in a statement, adding that the scheduled third ODI on Saturday is now in “considerable doubt”.

Australia’s T20 tour of Bangladesh is also in doubt, the statement added. Details of the tour were confirmed earlier on Thursday, with five T20 internationals scheduled in Dhaka from Aug. 3 to Aug. 9.

Australia beat West Indies by 133 runs in the rain-hit first one-day international in Barbados on Tuesday.

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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