Mindley tests positive for COVID-19, self-isolates

Gros Islet, St. Lucia, May 23 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Fast bowler Marquino Mindley has tested positive for COVID-19.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) said today that following PCR Tests administered on Friday, May 21 for all members of the West Indies Men’s red ball training camp being held here, Mindley, a Jamaican, 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 CWI Medical Team until he returns two back-to-back negative results. 

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 the 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, May 24 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground. 

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 to encourage and assist all squad members to get vaccinated. To date, 43 members of West Indies Men’s playing and coaching staff have received vaccination doses.

 



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