COVID-19 outbreak in squad forces West Indies to call off Pakistan tour

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West Indies players celebrate the wicket of Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam in the second T20I. Photo: AFP/Asif Hassan

The West Indies tour of Pakistan has been cut short after the number of COVID-19 cases in the touring party increased to nine, the two cricket boards said on Thursday.

"Taking into consideration both the teams' welfare as well as limited resources in the West Indies side for the ODIs, it has been agreed that the series... will be postponed and rescheduled for early June, 2022," they said in a joint statement. 

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