Concerns arise in Windies camp after bowler Mindley tested for COVIDtext_fields
St Lucia: West Indies pace bowler Marquino Mindley tested positive for COVID when he was with the team that has been preparing for next month's international series against South Africa. The reporting of a COVID case in the camp raised concerns among other team members.
However, no one except the 26-year-old Jamaican tested positive for COVID so far. Mindley will be in the hotel quarantine and will rejoin the team if subsequent tests return with negative results.
The rest of the squad members, including players and coaches, returned negative results following tests and re-tests.
In a statement, Cricket West Indies (CWI) informed 43 members of West Indies men's playing and coaching staff have received vaccination doses to date.
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.