West Indies halts training after pacer Marquino Mindley tests COVID positive

Jamaican fast bowler Marquino Mindley has tested positive for coronavirus, informed Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Sunday. Following 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.

“Following PCR Tests administered on Friday 21 May for all members of the West Indies Men’s red ball training camp being held in St Lucia, Jamaican fast bowler, Marquino Mindley, tested positive on his second COVID-19 test,” CWI said in an official statement.

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Meanwhile, all other members of the training squad and coaching team were re-tested and isolated in their rooms. Training has been cancelled for the weekend. All the training squad and coaching team members have now tested negative following repeat tests and 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 (WTC) two-match series against South Africa, scheduled to start on June 10.

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