The one-day international between Australia and West Indies was called off at the last minute after a non-playing member tested positive for COVID-19. The match, which was scheduled to be held at the Kensington Oval, will now be played at a later date, officials said.

"The second ODI between West Indies and Australia has been postponed due a positive Covid-19 test result from a non-playing member of the West Indies team," Cricket West Indies said in a statement.

The decision was made after the toss as the result of the COVID-19 test was not known till then. The West Indies board said that the postponement was made in line with COVID-19 protocols.

After the match, all the players and other support staff from both teams would undergo a coronavirus test again.

"All members of both teams and match officials will be retested today. A decision on when the match will replayed will be made at a later date once the test results are known."

The International Cricket Council said that all personnel inside the bio-secure bubble for the series will be placed into isolation.

News of the postponement came through following a delay to the start of the match after Alex Carey had won the toss and chose to bat first.

Australia had clinched the first ODI of the series held at the same venue two days earlier. Led by Aaron Finch, Australia had defeated West Indies by 133 runs on the DLS method. 

Just minutes before the start of play, players from both sides returned to their respective dressing rooms. Australian pacer Riley Meredith had been handed his cap by the skipper and was set to make his ODI debut. 

Thursday's postponement not only jeopardises the remaining two ODIs of this tour but also Australia's tour to Bangladesh which was only confirmed on Thursday and for which the squad was supposed to depart following the scheduled final match on Saturday, also at Kensington Oval.

Pakistan are also due to tour the Caribbean for five Twenty20 Internationals as well as two Test matches.