Karachi. 3 more women cricketers from Pakistan have been found to be Kovid-19 positive, taking the total number of infected players to 6. After such a number of players were found to be Kovid positive, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is skeptical about fielding a strong team for the home series against West Indies (Pakistan vs West Indies). Earlier, three more players were found to be Kovid-19 positive and they are already in quarantine in a camp set up in Karachi separately from the rest of the team.
The PCB official said that out of the 18 players selected for the series, 12 are currently training at the National Stadium, where the first ODI is to be played on November 8. The West Indies women’s team, led by Stephanie Taylor, has already reached Karachi and is currently undergoing a three-day quarantine at the team hotel. They will start training from Friday. The official said that the PCB is conducting daily PCR tests at the Pakistan women’s team camp, so it is surprising to see six positive cases.
England and New Zealand tours canceled
The official said, ‘All possible rules of the bio bubble have been implemented, but in the current situation cricket will have to learn to move forward with Kovid-19.’ Pakistan and West Indies women’s teams will play a three-match ODI series in Karachi, giving both teams a chance to practice competitive matches ahead of the ICC World Cup qualifiers. Earlier, England and New Zealand had canceled the tour of Pakistan due to security reasons.
ODI series to be played after 17 years
West Indies women’s team is playing ODI series in Pakistan since 2004. That is, the series will happen after 17 years. The team has played T20 series in 2019. The matches of the ODI series will start from November 8. The matches are to be held on November 8, November 11 and November 14. West Indies team will start training from tomorrow. If the tour is successful then other foreign teams can also come to Pakistan. However, the Corona case has also increased the concern of the West Indies Board.