In a press declaration, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) made this announcement after considering the welfare of both teams as well as the restricted resources available to the West Indies side for the ODIs. Five more positive cases were reported in the West Indies camp following Wednesday’s PCR testing, increasing the total number of positive cases to nine since their arrival in Karachi on December 9, according to the statement.
After numerous players tested positive for COVID-19, the third and final match of the T20I series was put on hold, but it was later resumed after a new round of testing came out negative. According to the announcement, the postponing of the series, which was part of the Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, will allow the West Indies to field their best available players for the World Cup qualification matches.
The West Indies team members will leave Pakistan after tonight’s match, according to the statement, after receiving negative results from Wednesday’s PCR and today’s Rapid Antigen testing.
Those who have tested positive will remain isolated in Karachi until their travel plans are confirmed, allowing them to reunite with their family in time for Christmas celebrations, according to the statement. Meanwhile, following tonight’s T20I, the Pakistan squad members, who have all returned PCR negative after Wednesday’s tests, will also be departing the “Managed Event Environment.”
“The CWI thanks the PCB for its superb series arrangements and appreciates its help in rescheduling the ODI series for June 2022,” the statement read”.