Series win beckons as Covid threat looms

KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies will chase a series win when they face Ireland today in the rescheduled second One-Day International, even as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hover ominously over the three-match series.

The Caribbean side pulled off a 24-run win in Saturday’s opener at Sabina Park but three COVID cases in the Ireland camp 24 hours later, forced Cricket West Indies to postpone the second ODI which had been carded for Tuesday.

With no further positive tests in the intervening period, the headlines appear ready to be made on the field and bowling coach Roddy Estwick said it was critical West Indies remained focused amidst the off-field disruptions.

“COVID has been with us now for nearly two years and obviously there are going to be disruptions, we know that,” he told an online media conference here, yesterday. (CMC)

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