Positive COVID-19 test sees second ODI rescheduled

January 9th 2021 by Craig Easdown | International

Positive COVID-19 test sees second ODI rescheduled

The second ODI has been rescheduled

ABU DHABI – Emirates Cricket Board has advised Cricket Ireland of a further UAE player has tested positive for COVID-19. Subsequently, the two cricket bodies have agreed to postpone tomorrow’s scheduled match until Saturday 16 January 2021.

Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland, said:

“The Emirates Cricket Board has advised us today of a further positive COVID test amongst its playing squad, and we have both agreed the safest course of action is to postpone the second ODI scheduled for tomorrow. We hope to play this match on the 16th January, all going well.”

“All Irish players have tested negative. We appreciate the speed and transparency of Emirates Cricket to ensure that the health and safety of players, support staff and workers at the ground comes first.”


Read ECB statement.

RESCHEDULED FIXTURES

The international fixtures, which will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, are:

  • UAE v Ireland – 2nd ODI – 12 Jan 2021 (start: 9.30am local time / 5.30am Irish time)
  • UAE v Ireland – 3rd ODI – 14 Jan 2021 (start: 9.30am local time / 5.30am Irish time)
  • UAE v Ireland – 4th ODI – 16 Jan 2021 (start: 9.30am local time / 5.30am Irish time)

 


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