Shepherd’s test positive for COVID-19 He says he has no symptoms
By Sean Devers
Kaieteur News – For 26-year-old Guyana and West Indies in fast bowling Romario Shepherd came as a shock when he was tested positive for the corona virus and was ruled out of a West Indies trip to Bangladesh that starting on January 20 with the first ODI.
While 12 of the senior players opted out of the tour of Bangladesh for security and personal reasons since then on the Bangladesh subcontinent just behind India in Covid cases, the regulator playing for Tucber revealed Park, Berbice domestic cricket committed West. India by agreeing to tour and was one of the senior players on a depleted ODI team.
Yet to play Test cricket, the active Shepherd has played five ODIs and three T20s International and also played in the CPL for Guyana Amazon Warriors and in the IPL for Chennai Super Kings.
With a First Class century and four fifties in his 25 games at that level and 74 wickets with a best of 5-24 Shepherd was looking forward to making an impact with the bat and ball and gave the weak Indian team a fighting chance West against a strong Bangladesh team playing under home conditions.
“I was very surprised when the test came back positive because I have no symptoms or anything and feel a hundred percent normal,” revealed the former powerful built National Under-19 player who has also represented India West A, XI President of the West Indies Cricket Board. , XI President of the West Indies.
Shepherd who made his first ODI appearance against Afghanistan in Lucknow on November 6, 2019 and also played 29 ‘A’ List and 24 T20 matches, is what the medical experts describe as disproportionate; someone who does not show or produce signs of a disease or other medical condition.
“Yes, I’m disappointed but once my quarantine period is over, I’ll look to perform well in the Regional Super50 in Antigua,” said Shepherd who made his first appearance on the ‘A’ List for Guyana in January 2016 against the Leeward Islands in 2015-16. Super50 regional and was the Man of the Match after 3-37 of 10 overs.
The Tour of Bangladesh consists of three ODIs and two Tests: the first ODI starts on January 20 with the second on January 22 and the third on January 25, while the Test matches are scheduled for February 3-7 and 11-15 respectively, while the Regional Super50 will be played from February 4-27.