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west indies-pakistan cricket series at stake as five players test positive for covid-19: final Decision expected in few hours

Wicketkeeper Shai Hope, spinner Akeal Hosein and all-rounder Justin Greaves, along with assistant coach Roddy Estwick and physician Akshai Mansingh, were found to be positive after Wednesday’s tests.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels of the West Indies leave the field after their inning having set a new recird for their partnership during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between the West Indies and Zimbabwe at Manuka Oval on February 24, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: West Indies’ Cricket Board (CWI) officials are holding a crucial meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) high ups today to discuss whether to call off the remaining matches of the ongoing tour after five more members of the touring party, including three players, tested positive for Covid-19.

In a statement issued today just before the be beginning of the third Twenty20 International in Karachi, the WIC said the boards of the two countries are meeting to “determine whether the tour can continue”.

West Indies are also scheduled to play three one-day international matches in Pakistan.

Wicketkeeper Shai Hope, spinner Akeal Hosein and all-rounder Justin Greaves, along with assistant coach Roddy Estwick and physician Akshai Mansingh, were found to be positive after Wednesday’s tests.

At this time, the officials are conducting rapid Covid tests of the West Indies cricketers and today’s match schedule depends on the outcome of the tests of cricketers of guest team.

Javed Mahmood
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