WI cricketer Romario Shepherd tests COVID-positive; replaced for Bangladesh tour

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    West Indies player Romario Shepherd bowls during a practice session in Colombo on February 14, 2020 (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

    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.

    Keon Harding last travelled with the West Indies to England but is yet to debut for the senior team (Photo credit: Getty Images)