West Indies’ leading women cricketers complete their first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

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Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirms that the West Indies Women’s High-Performance training squad and coaching staff have received their first vaccinations against COVID-19 at the start of their month long camp in Antigua.

CWI, in partnership with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Ministry of Health, has been able to ensure that all eligible members of the squad and support staff have now received their first dose of the vaccine. CWI is supporting the Government’s efforts to raise awareness of the importance of receiving the vaccine to protect everyone from the COVID-19 virus.

CWI’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Israel Dowlat spoke of the importance of having players and the support staff vaccinated, “CWI is committed to assist the vaccination drive across the region by raising awareness and helping to educate communities, as this will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the West Indies.  We continue to invest in the health and wellbeing of our cricketers and staff and are extremely grateful to the Ministry of Health in Antigua and Barbuda for assisting in getting everyone at the camp vaccinated.”

Eighteen players and support staff received their first dose of the vaccine in Antigua this week, as several others received their first dose in their home countries before the camp. Following the protocols established and agreed by the Ministry of Health of Antigua and Barbuda and CARPHA, the team will continue to live and train in a bio-secure bubble for the duration of the high-performance training camp.

Working closely with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, this is the second West Indies Women’s high-performance camp of the year and fourth major cricket activity that CWI has successfully and safely hosted under bio-secure conditions in 2021, following the CG Insurance Super50 Cup and Sri Lanka’s Tour of the West Indies.