Karachi: West Indies have won the toss and choose to bat first against Pakistan in third T20 International match at National Cricket Stadium in Karachi on Thursday.
Earlier in the day, five more members of the West Indies cricket squad — including three players — tested positive for Covid, officials said.
Four members of the touring party tested positive on Saturday, bringing the total to nine since they arrived last week for a Twenty20 and limited-over series.
Cricket West Indies officials said they would meet with their Pakistan counterparts later Thursday “once all members of the touring party have been tested again” to determine whether they can continue.
Any cancellation would be a huge blow to Pakistan, which has seen tours by New Zealand and England called off in recent months on security grounds.
Pakistan won the first two Twenty20 matches against West Indies with dead rubber to be due to played later today in Karachi.
The three ODIs are scheduled for December 18, 20 and 22.
West Indies officials said the team’s latest positive test results came from goalkeeper and batsman Shai Hope, left arm spinner Akeal Hosein, all-around player Justin Greaves, assistant coach Roddy Estwick and doctor Akshai Mansingh.