Windies leggie Walsh to miss Bangladesh ODIs after testing Covid-19 positive
West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday and will be unavailable for the upcoming three-match ODI series against hosts Bangladesh, confirmed Cricket West Indies (CWI) in a statement today.
"The Leeward Islands and West Indies leg-spinner, who is asymptomatic, first returned a negative test result on arrival into Bangladesh on the weekend, and then had a positive return on his test in Dhaka yesterday [Wednesday]. This result was verified by a second positive test today [Thursday]," read the CWI statement.
CWI informed that Walsh, who is currently under observation of their team physician Dr Praimanand Singh, will remain in isolation till clearing two coronavirus tests.
"Walsh will remain in isolation until he returns two negative PCR test results and therefore is unavailable to play in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh," added the statement.
CWI also confirmed that the West Indies players have not been in contact with each other during their first three days of individual isolation since arriving in Bangladesh on January 10.
All the other members of the West Indies contingent returned second negative tests since their arrival in Bangladesh.
The West Indies players however practiced at the BCB Academy Ground on Thursday for the first time after completing their three-day isolation period. The visitors are scheduled to play first of their three-ODIs against hosts Bangladesh on January 20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.