Former West Indies captain Darren Sammy has decided to self-isolate himself for 14 days upon his return from Pakistan. After landing in St Lucia, Sammy shared a post in which he wrote that ‘he will have to wait for 14 days before seeing the loved ones’. The WI legend also revealed that his coronavirus test came out negative.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had conducted 128 COVID-19 tests on March 17 – all the tests came back negative. Sammy was also one of the players who underwent the test. Just before conducting the test, PCB had decided to cancel the semi-finals and final of the Pakistan Super League after Alex Hales showed symptoms of coronavirus.
“Just touchdown in St Lucia. Did my social distancing, washed my hands thoroughly, didn’t touch my mouth eyes and nose with my hands now I gotta wait 14days before seeing the love ones even though my covid19 test came out negative a day before leaving Pak…” he posted on twitter.
The World Cup-winning captain did not have a great PSL season as he was controversially left out from the playing XI during the league stage of the tournament. Although he was soon appointed as Peshwar Zalmi’s head coach. As a player, Sammy only managed 44 runs and one wicket in four matches he played. Despite his on-field performances, Sammy had a great time in the country as he was given Pakistan’s honorary citizenship.
Apart from Sammy, Karachi Kings’ Chadwick Walton has also decided to self isolate himself for 14 days. Ben Cutting, who played for Quetta Gladiators, and his partner Erin Holland, the PSL presentator, have also decided to self-isolate themselves upon their return to Australia.