Walsh Jr. tests positive for COVID in Bangladesh

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2021

Hayden Walsh Jr. has tested positive for COVID-19 in Bangladesh and has subsequently been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series, beginning 20 January.

The West Indies legspinner, who is asymptomatic, had returned a negative test result upon arrival in Bangladesh on the weekend. However, he returned a positive result in Dhaka in the PCR tests administered on Wednesday (13 January). The result was further verified by a second positive test on Thursday.

No primary contact to Walsh has been established as the West Indies touring squad has remained in individual isolation since their arrival. The spinner will continue to stay isolated from the rest of the West Indies squad until he returns two negative PCR tests.

The series, however, will go ahead as scheduled since all other members of the touring party have returned two negative tests after undergoing a total of four tests in the last 11 days.

(Agencies)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Jan 16 2021

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