Second ODI between Australia and West Indies called off due to positive COVID-19 test

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Australia’s second ODI clash against the West Indies was called earlier this morning due to a positive COVID-19 case.

The results came through at the last minute, moments before the first ball after the coin toss had been completed.

The West Indies released a statement confirming the positive case belonged to a non-playing member of their team .

“A decision on when the match will be replayed will be made at a later date once all the test results are confirmed,” CWI said.

All players, staff and broadcasters in the tour’s bio-bubble have gone into isolation at their team hotels and will will undergo another round of testing.

The teams have been staying on different floors, but shared a charter plane from St Lucia to Barbados on Saturday, according to

Once all test results are confirmed a decision will be made on the rest of the tour.

Stand-in skipper Alex Carey won the toss and elected to bat first and then news filtered through about an “operational issue” that would delay the start of the match before the news of the positive test became official.

Australia’s third ODI was scheduled to take place on Sunday (4.30am AEST) and the West Indies are scheduled to play Pakistan in another T20 series from Wednesday.

Australia’s T20 tour of Bangladesh is also in doubt. Details of the tour were confirmed earlier on Thursday, with five T20 internationals scheduled in Dhaka from August 3 to August 9.

Australia won the first ODI on Tuesday by 133 runs.

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