West Indies' Hayden Walsh Jr tests positive for COVID-19

The leg-spinner has been ruled out of the One-Day International series against Bangladesh.

Hayden Walsh Jr is asymptomatic. - B. JOTHI RAMALINGAM (FILE)

West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. has been ruled out of the One-Day International series against Bangladesh after having tested positive for COVID-19.

The 28-year-old Walsh returned positive after being tested twice in the last two days here. He had tested negative upon arrival in Dhaka on January 10. But tests on Wednesday and Thursday came out positive, and he is now in self-isolation until he gets two negative results.

“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,” the board said in a statement.

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“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.”

There is no threat to the three-match ODI series, beginning on January 20 in Dhaka, as of now.

Cricket West Indies said Walsh had no contact with the other squad members. “The West Indies touring squad has been in individual isolation since arriving in Bangladesh and so there has been no contact between squad members since arrival. All other members of the West Indies touring squad returned second negative COVID-19 tests, after undergoing four tests within the last 11 days.”

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