Friday, April 19, 2024

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Officials of Cricket West Indies (CWI) are closely monitoring the health and safety situation unfolding in southern Africa after the discovery of a new variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) there.

The discovery triggered global alarm yesterday as countries rushed to suspend travel from seven countries in the region – Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

The Windies Women, including seven Barbadian players, are taking part in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare, where indications are that their second match against Sri Lanka Women today at the Harare Sports Club will go ahead.

“Basically, it’s been this way for the past 18 months, where we have had to be very flexible, very dynamic, and very agile,” CWI chief executive officer Johnny Grave told Saturday Sun Sport. (AR)

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