Romario Shepherd returned a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at in his Guyana hometown.© AFP
All-rounder Romario Shepherd has failed a coronavirus take a look at forward of the West Indies’ arrival in Bangladesh, additional depleting a squad already reeling from coronavirus issues. The West Indies squad, as a result of arrive in Dhaka on Sunday, has already misplaced eight established stars together with Kieron Pollard and Darren Bravo who selected to not journey within the pandemic. West Indies have referred to as up Keon Harding to switch Shepherd within the squad which is able to play three one-day internationals, two Twenty20s and two Exams in Bangladesh.
The vacationers will endure seven days’ quarantine after their arrival. The primary ODI is January 20.
Shepherd returned a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at in his Guyana hometown, Cricket West Indies mentioned in an announcement.
“In accordance with the established authorities stipulations, Shepherd will stay in Guyana the place he’s present process a interval of isolation that sadly will lengthen past the crew journey date,” it mentioned.
The board mentioned all the opposite participant assessments have been detrimental.
The absence of Shepherd, who has performed 5 ODIs and three Twenty20 internationals, is an additional blow after the withdrawal of Pollard, Bravo, Jason Holder, Sheldon Cottrell, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran.
All pulled out of the tour as a result of Covid-19 issues. Bangladesh has recorded greater than 500,000 pandemic instances however its fatality price has been one of many world’s lowest.
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