ICC World Cup qualifier – West Indies Women ‘relieved’ to return home after 11-day Oman quarantine ends

ICC World Cup qualifier – West Indies Women ‘relieved’ to return home after 11-day Oman quarantine ends


Head coach Walsh stated the transition interval in Oman was “mentally taxing” after the World Cup qualifier was known as off

The West Indies girls have been cleared to fly home on Friday after an 11-day quarantine in Oman. The contingent was stranded in Oman for the reason that ICC known as off the ladies’s World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe on November 27 after journey restrictions had been imposed on massive elements of southern Africa following the detection of the Omicron Covid-19 variant.

“We are pleased to confirm that the West Indies Women’s squad will soon be making their way back home,” CWI CEO Johnny Grave stated.

“We want to thank them for their patience and understanding as we worked with our counterparts at the ICC and Oman Cricket to facilitate their return at the earliest opportunity. We want to express our appreciation to the ICC, Oman Cricket and our operations team, who have worked tirelessly to ensure everyone was comfortable and remained safe.”

Head coach Courtney Walsh stated that the crew is “relieved” to head again home and be with their households earlier than Christmas and that the transition interval in Oman has been “mentally taxing” on the complete crew, each for the gamers and administration workers.

“As a management group, we tried to ensure that the players remained in a positive frame of mind,” Walsh stated in a press release. “Our strength and conditioning coach created a fitness challenge for all of us to participate in for the duration of the quarantine period, as it was something to take our minds off what was happening. I must say thanks to our Team Manager, the ICC and Oman Cricket, for all their logistical work, in ensuring we’re on our way home as quickly as possible.”

The squad was flown to Oman by way of an ICC non-public constitution, with a brief stopover in Namibia, together with eight different worldwide squads. Oman was used as a staging space for the West Indies contingent whereas they awaited an out there route home.

With the ODI World Cup set to happen subsequent March and April, the qualifier can’t be held at a later date, and the ICC stated that the three remaining spots can be determined in accordance to the rankings. Following the termination of the qualifying occasion, Bangladesh, West Indies and Pakistan secured their locations. Hosts New Zealand, Australia, England, South Africa and India have already certified for the marquee occasion.

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