Jamaican speed Marquino Mindley showed a positive test for COVID-19 in his second test, Cricket West India said in an official statement on Sunday.
Mindley, who is currently asymptomatic, will now be isolated in his hotel room under medical supervision. The West Indies also canceled their weekend training.
Players from the West Indies and support staff are currently in a bio-balloon in St. Lucia, training for the upcoming series of tests against South Africa, which is scheduled for next month.
“After PCR tests conducted on Friday, May 21, for all members of the West Indian men’s red ball training camp in St. Lucia, Jamaican fast bowling, Marquino Mindley, tested positive in its second COVID-19 test.
“All other members of the training team and the coaching staff were re-tested and isolated in their rooms, and the training was canceled for the weekend. All these members of the training team and the coaching staff have already been tested negative after their retests and the team will train in small groups. starting Monday, May 24, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, “said Cricket West India.
The red ball camp is being held in a biosafety environment ahead of the two-season series of the ICC World Test Championship against South Africa, which is set to begin on June 10.
Earlier this week, West India Cricket confirmed that 13 members of the West India test team – players and support staff – had been vaccinated against COVID-19. So far, 43 members of the West India men’s playing and coaching staff have received their doses.