West Indies coach Phil Simmons is in short-term self-isolation after being allowed to attend the funeral of his father-in-law and has since twice examined detrimental for coronavirus, staff chiefs stated Sunday.
Prior to the beginning of their three-Test tour of England, Simmons had already sought permission to go away the staff’s bio-secure bubble at Old Trafford in Manchester.
“The entire process of his exit and re-entry to the bio-secure location was approved and managed by the medical teams of Cricket West Indies (CWI) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB),” stated a press release.
Simmons travelled to the small non-public household cremation and returned on Friday.
“Following his return, Simmons has been in self-isolation away from other members of the squad, exactly as had always been planned.
“He has to this point undergone two COVID-19 assessments since Friday – each of which got here again detrimental.
“He will have another test on Wednesday before he will re-join the squad as they prepare for the three-match series against England.”
The first Test of three towards England will get underway in Southampton, one other bio-secure location, on July 8.
All matches will likely be performed behind closed doorways.