Windies leg spinner Hayden Walsh Jr tests positive for COVID-19

Last Updated: Friday, 15 January 2021 (18:46 IST)
Dhaka: West Indies leg-spinner has tested positive for in and has subsequently been ruled out of the upcoming three-match ODI series, beginning January 20.

The 28-year-old Walsh, 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. The result was further verified by a second positive test on Thursday.
 
“Following PCR tests administered on Wednesday, January 13, Cricket West Indies (CWI) can confirm that Hayden Walsh Jr has tested positive for COVID-19 and will now undergo a period of self-isolation,” Cricket West Indies said in a statement on Thursday.
 
“Walsh will remain in isolation until he returns two negative PCR test results and therefore is unavailable to play in the upcoming three-match ODI series against Bangladesh,” it added.
 
The board said that no primary contact to Walsh has been established as the West Indies touring squad has remained in individual isolation since their arrival.
 
However, the series 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. (UNI)