Jamaica seamer Marquino Mindley, who had been picked in West Indies’ 30-man squad for the high-performance training camp in St Lucia, ahead of the home Test series against South Africa, has tested positive for Covid19.
Marquino Mindley Tests COVID19 Positive
The 26-year-old Jamaican will isolate himself in his hotel room. Cricket West Indies’ (CWI) medical team will keep track of him and he will be allowed to rejoin until he returns back-to-back negative results.
The rest of the squad members, including players and coaches, returned negative results following tests and re-tests.
All the other members of the camp, including the coaches, were re-tested and returned negative tests, with training being called off for the weekend.
The three-week long camp had gotten underway on May 16 in a bio-secure environment and will now resume on May 24, with the players set to train in smaller groups at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia.
“CWI continues to work with all the regional governments and CARPHA (Caribbean Public Health Agency) to encourage and assist all squad members to get vaccinated, the board said in a statement.
“To date, 43 members of West Indies Men’s playing and coaching staff have received vaccination doses.”
Mindley, who made his first-class debut in 2014, has played 35 games matches so far, taking 84 wickets to add to scoring 394 runs.
More recently in the 2019-20 first-class season, he was the highest wicket-taker for Jamaica, with 24 strikes in six games at an average of 22.66.
The three-week long camp got underway on May 16. South Africa tour West Indies for two Test matches and five T20 Internationals. The Test series begins on June 10 and while the last T20I will be played on July 23.
Both the Test matches will be played in St Lucia while the T20 Internationals will be played in Grenada.