Jamaica’s Chadwick Walton now faces being quarantined as he will be returning home from the Pakistan Super League, which has been suspended following the revelation that an overseas cricketer, who has now left Pakistan, had shown symptoms of the corona virus. Walton along with St Lucian and former West Indies captain Darren Sammy and Barbadian Carlos Brathwaite were the West Indians taking part in the tournament. While Brathwaite was among some overseas based players who left Pakistan last week, Walton and Sammy has remained. Walton says its a bitter sweet feeling returning home.
“From the start of the tournament due to our security protocol, we had limited contact with the wider society so I think we had limited contact with the virus. Heading home is always a great feeling for me, but this time it will be a mixed feeling because I think I will have to be in isolation for 14 days,” he said.
Meanwhile, the 35 year old St Elizabeth native says the continued spread of the virus worldwide will have an impact on the livelihood of professional athletes.
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“As it relates to the livelihood of athletes across all disciplines, it will impact athletes. How big an impact will be dependent on how quickly the relevant authorities can get this under control,” said Walton.
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Meanwhile, it has also emerged that all the players and other officials of the four teams to have qualified for the Paksitan Duper League semi-finals, as well as broadcast employees and others involved with the games, are being tested