WI Vs AUS 2nd ODI cancelled after Toss due virus positive case

The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test result from a non-playing member of the West Indies staff, the West Indies Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday.

The following decision was taken after the toss at Kensington Oval once the result was known. This is the first instance of the COVID-19 case in the ongoing WI vs Aus series. According to the statement released by the West Indies cricket board, a decision on when the match will be replayed will be made at a later date once all the test results are confirmed. The established COVID-19 protocols stipulate that all members of both teams and match officials will return immediately to the team hotel and will be re-tested later today. They will remain in isolation in their hotel rooms until their PCR-Test results are returned. The International Cricket Council said that all personnel inside the bio-secure bubble for the series will be placed into isolation.

Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave subsequently expressed the hope that the results of a fresh round of PCR tests will be known on Friday morning. After that a determination will be made on the remaining two ODIs of the tour. News of the postponement came through following a delay to the start of the match after Alex Carey had won the toss and chose to bat first. Australia won the first match by 133 runs on the DLS method two days earlier at the same venue.