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West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI Called Off Due To COVID Case

West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI Called Off Due To COVID Case

The 2nd ODI of the West Indies vs Australia has been suspended owing to a COVID positive case ensuing the toss

Winning the toss and opting to bat first in the second ODI of the three match series, Australia made a foray into the tie looking to wrap up the series. After being decimated 4-1 by West Indies in the T20 series, the visitors had hit back hard as they won the series opener of the ODI series.

However, before they could even step out to play the first ball of their innings, the Australians were halted in their tanks. News coming in from Barbados as reported by cricket.com.au has revealed that the second ODI has been suspended after a COVID positive case was reported.

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West Indies vs Australia 2nd ODI Suspended Due To Positive COVID Case

While the identity of the person plagued with the disease is yet to be made aware, its being reported that the positive case isn’t from the Australian camp. Both the sides, the broadcasters and the match officials have been in bio-bubble across the course of the T20 and ODI series.

Proceeding the latest developments, everyone involved with the series will now be kept in self isolation and return to the bio-bubble. While the course of the series remains uncertain with more news to filter in, the series could end up being truncated entirely midway if the severity of the outbreak is extremely severe.

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Prior to the ODI series, the hosts had ended up making a mockery of the Australians in the shortest format of the game. Apart from the fourth T20, West Indies won the remainder of the showdowns to show why they are being touted as such outright favourites for the impending T20 World Cup later this year in November.

Packed to the rim with worldclass names, the side will be looking to step out an successfully defend its crown. Although the team has struggled in other formats, the side has managed to more than adequately showcase its mettle in the 20 over format.

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