Australia-Windies ODI series to resume

Both the Australian and West Indies cricket camps have returned negative COVID tests in the Caribbean, allowing their ODI series to resume.

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The second one day international between Australia and West Indies will go ahead on Saturday after all players returned negative COVID results.

Both camps were forced to undergo COVID tests after a staff member from the hosts tested positive for the virus.

The second ODI at Kensington Oval was suspended without a ball being bowled as a result, with the tourists leading the three-match series 1-0.

Talks on Friday between the cricket boards and Barbados health officials then cleared the series to resume. The second ODI will go ahead later on Saturday with Australia batting first.

The scheduled third and last ODI on Saturday has been moved to Monday.

"It has been a challenging two days and we have worked very swiftly and safely, following all the established medical protocols, to make sure that all necessary precautions are in place to ensure that we can go ahead to resume play safely," Cricket West Indies president Ricky Skerritt said in a statement.