Earlier, the players were forced to train in smaller groups after fast bowler Mindley had tested positive
West Indies’ 30-member squad for the preparatory camp in St Lucia, ahead of the two-match home Test series against South Africa, has returned to full training after all players tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday.
“I am happy that we are back to full training,” Simmons said. “We are happy with the preparations up to this point and everyone is fully aware of what is required. Yes, we had four good Test matches [vs Bangladesh and Sri Lanka], but at the same time, people need to know that their position is not guaranteed unless they continue to play well. Guys who are out, need to show that they want to get back in by doing well in these games. So, it is a benefit to every one of us.”
South Africa will reach St Lucia on June 1 and are slated to play two Tests and five T20Is. The two Tests are inconsequential as far as the World Test Championship is concerned but the winner will take home the Sir Vivian Richards Trophy.
Training squad: Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Keron Cottoy, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Keon Harding, Jahmar Hamilton, Kavem Hodge, Chemar Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Obed McCoy, Preston McSween, Marquino Mindley, Shayne Moseley, Paul Palmer Jr, Veerasammy Permaul, Anderson Phillip, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Jayden Seales, Nial Smith, Oshane Thomas, Hayden Walsh Jr, Jomel Warrican