PCB, CWI to decide tour future

After multiple COVID-19 positive cases from the West, Indies camp have been reported, the West Indies tour of Pakistan 2021 is unlikely to proceed ahead with two of the three T20Is already coiled up. The final T20I is set to be staged on 16th December with around six men in maroon sidelined from the squad. 

In the earlier developments, CWI named Sheldon Cottrell, Roston Chase, and Kyle Mayers, and a non-coaching member in the COVID-19 positive panel. The trio was isolated for ten days and is not part of the ongoing t20I series.

However, in the recent developments, as the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conducted the recent testing, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Justin Greaves, Assistant Coach Roddy Estwick, and Team Physician Dr. Akshai Mansingh are among the COVID-19 positive names revealed by CWI media. 

As a result of these blows, the future of the tour will be re-considered by the two boards and if it will progress ahead or not, will be announced in a short course.

Notably, Shai, one of the COVID-19 players, was named as the ODI captain after Kieron Pollard refrained from touring. If the tour continues, CWI will have to name another skipper for the format following Hope's unavailability. 

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