Romario Shepherd contracts Covid, Harding to replace him on Windies tour of Bangladesh

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Romario Shepherd contracts Covid, Harding to replace him on Windies tour of Bangladesh

West Indies cricketer Romario Shepherd has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be replaced for the tour of Bangladesh later this month.

According to Cricket West Indies, the all-rounder returned the positive test in his Guyana hometown.

Shepherd will remain there and is undergoing a period of isolation that will extend beyond the team’s travel date.

Keon Harding will go to Bangladesh in his place as the team gears up to play three ODIs later this month.

There are also two Tests on the tour with both taking place in February.

Harding, an exciting young 24-year-old fast bowler, was among the traveling reserves for the Sandals West Indies Test tour of England last summer.

West Indies ODI Squad

Jason Mohammed (captain)
Sunil Ambris (vice-captain)
Nkrumah Bonner
Joshua Da Silva
Keon Harding
Jahmar Hamilton
Chemar Holder
Akeal Hosein
Alzarri Joseph
Kyle Mayers
Andre McCarthy
Kjorn Ottley
Rovman Powell
Raymon Reifer
Hayden Walsh Jr.
West Indies Test Squad

Kraigg Brathwaite (captain)
Jermaine Blackwood (vice-captain)
Nkrumah Bonner
John Campbell
Rahkeem Cornwall
Joshua Da Silva
Shannon Gabriel
Kavem Hodge
Alzarri Joseph
Kyle Mayers
Shayne Moseley
Veerasammy Permaul
Kemar Roach
Raymon Reifer
Jomel Warrican
Full Tour Schedule

January 10: West Indies arrive

January 18: One-day warm-up match, BKSP, Savar

January 20 1st ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 22: 2nd ODI, SBNCS, Dhaka

January 25: 3rd ODI, ZACS, Chattogram

January 28-31: Four-day warm-up, M.A. Aziz Stadium, Chattogram

February 3-7: 1st Test Match, ZACS, Chattogram

February 11-15: 2nd Test Match, SBNCS, Dhaka