CWI confirms Shepherd tests positive for covid19

West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd. -
West Indies all-rounder Romario Shepherd. -

THE Cricket West Indies (CWI) selection panel, led by Roger Harper, has named Keon Harding as the replacement for Romario Shepherd in the One-Day International (ODI) squad that will play three ODIs later this month.

A CWI media release said, “All-rounder Shepherd returned a positive covid19 test in his Guyana hometown and will therefore be unavailable for the Bangladesh tour. In accordance with the established Government stipulations, Shepherd will remain in Guyana where he is undergoing a period of isolation that unfortunately will extend beyond the team's travel period. Some members of the touring party departed today (Thursday) while others will leave tomorrow (Friday).”

Fast bowler Harding, 24, was among the travelling reserves for the Sandals West Indies Test tour of England last year.

CWI started the first of a series of covid19 tests, on all members of the Bangladesh touring party on January 2 and following receipt of the results Thursday, CWI confirmed that all other members of the touring party have returned negative results. All members of the touring party took their second and final pre-travel covid19 test on Wednesday.

Following the ODI series from January 20 to 25 the teams will play two Test matches from February 3 to 15.

ODI Squad

Jason Mohammed (captain), Sunil Ambris (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Joshua Da Silva, Keon Harding, Jahmar Hamilton, Chemar Holder, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Andre McCarthy, Kjorn Ottley, Rovman Powell, Raymon Reifer, Hayden Walsh Jnr

Test Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain), Nkrumah Bonner, John Campbell, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Kavem Hodge, Alzarri Joseph, Kyle Mayers, Shayne Moseley, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Raymon Reifer, Jomel Warrican

Tour Schedule

January 10: West Indies arrive

January 18: One-day warm-up match, BKSP, Savar

January 20 1st ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram

January 28-31: Four-day warm-up, M.A. Aziz Stadium, Chattogram

February 3-7: 1st Test Match, ZACS, Chattogram

February 11-15: 2nd Test Match, SBNCS, Dhaka


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