Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed that 13 members of the West Indies men’s Test training squad and management have received vaccinations against Covid-19 in St. Lucia where they are preparing for the upcoming ICC World Test Championship Test matches against South Africa.
CWI, in partnership with the St. Lucia government through the support of the Ministry of Health and the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), has been able to secure vaccines for all interested squad members.
CWI has been the efforts of all regional governments to encourage everyone to get vaccinated against Covid-19 with the women’s training squad receiving their first doses while at their camp in Antigua recently.vaccines.
CWI said the high performance camp will continue in small groups despite fast bowler, Marquino Mindley testing positive for Covid-19.
The 26-year-old Jamaican was the only positive test among those carried out among players and management.
Mindley, who returned the positive on his second but has remained asymptomatic, will undergo self-isolation in his hotel room, while being supervised by CWI’s medical team.
The camp is being conducted in a bio-secure bubble amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
As of two weeks ago, St. Lucia had 238 active cases of Covid-19 with more than 5,000 recorded since the start of the pandemic, along with 78 deaths.
The players are tuning up for the series against South Africa that will see Australia and Pakistan also arriving for a combination Test and white ball series.