World News – AU – West Indies players clarify ahead of New Zealand tour


The West Indies cricket team is on tour again, becoming the first test team to embark on two tours during the COVID-19 pandemic

West Indies reopened international cricket after shutting down world sports after being quarantined in Britain before playing England in July and August

Now the Caribbean-based players have all tested negative for COVID-19 and are on their way to New Zealand for a tour involving two tests and three Twenty20 internationals

« This is a very important tour for us as we prepare to defend our ICC T20 World Cup title and finish another round in the ICC Test World Championship, » said Johnny Grave, manager General of Cricket West Indies (CWI) “Fans around the world have missed their favorite sports so we want to continue playing our part in bringing joy and smiles to the faces of those who support and appreciate our cricket. »

The Caribbean-based players, coaches and staff left Barbados on Tuesday night for New Zealand, where they will complete quarantine in Christchurch ahead of the series

« All of these team members have completed COVID-19 testing and have all received good travel health, » CWI said in a statement

There are teams for the T20 and tour test formats, and six reserve players who will travel with the team to ensure that replacements are available to cover injuries

The three T20s will be played on November 27, 29 and 30 and the test matches will take place in Auckland from December 3 and Wellington from December 11

Tests: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

T20: Kieron Pollard (captain), Fabian Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Keemo Paul, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kesrick Williams

West Indies Cricket Team, New Zealand National Cricket Team, Test Cricket, Twenty20

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