WIPA satisfied with health protocols for Bangladesh series

WIPA President, Wavell Hinds.
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The West Indies Players Association (WIPA) has no problem with the safety of the West Indies squad for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh

The players union has thrown its support behind the COVID-19 health protocols implemented for the series.

WPIA Secretary, Wayne Lewis said the association had held extensive discussions with Cricket West Indies (CWI) over the tour and were convinced the protocols were consistent with what had been executed on recent previous tours.

He said the exact protocols are the same as what transpired in England and also New Zealand.

“We’ve had extensive meetings with Cricket West Indies and their team and our team led by Dr. Andre Cooke who guided us through because we’re not medical doctors,” he told Starcom Radio’s Mason and Guest cricket show in Barbados last week.

Ten first class West Indies players opted out of the Bangladesh series, which comprises three ODIs, and two Tests, with CWI citing “COVID-19 related concerns or personal reasons.”

CWI agreed to the tour after Dr. Akshai Mansingh, a director and member of its medical advisory committee, carried out a review of the facilities and protocols in a trip to Bangladesh last November and gave the safety mechanisms a huge endorsement.

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