Cricket West Indies have confirmed that leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 and has consequently been ruled out of the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh.
Hayden Walsh tested negative upon his arrival in Dhaka on Sunday. However, he tested positive on both tests conducted on Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, the 28-year-old has been placed under self-isolation. West Indies have not named his replacement, as of yet.
The touring party has observed individual isolation since their arrival in Bangladesh. Thus, there has been no contact between the squad members, as confirmed by Cricket West Indies in an official statement. All other members of the team have tested negative.
The official statement from Cricket West Indies read:
“In accordance with the established medical protocols, Walsh remained isolated from the West Indies squad and is now under the care and supervision of the Team Physician, Dr Praimanand Singh. All other members of the West Indies touring squad returned second negative COVID-19 tests, after undergoing four tests within the last 11 days.”
West Indies’ tour of Bangladesh in full
West Indies’ Test and ODI squads began training on Thursday after three days of quarantine in Dhaka. The two squads are training in separate groups and will continue to do so before the white-ball squad flies off to BKSP for their one-off warm-up match.
West Indies ODI squad: Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr.
West Indies tour of Bangladesh – Schedule
January 18: One-day warm-up match, BKSP, Savar
January 20: 1st ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka
January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka
January 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram
January 28-31: Four-day warm-up, M.A. Aziz Stadium, Chattogram
February 3-7: 1st Test Match, ZACS, Chattogram
February 11-15: 2nd Test Match, SBNCS, Dhaka
Published 15 Jan 2021, 11:38 IST