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WI-Ireland ODIs rescheduled, T20I called off amid Covid-19 crisis





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West Indies and Ireland on Wednesday agreed to reschedule the remaining two matches of their three-match One-Day International (ODI) series after five Covid-19 positive cases contributed to the second match being postponed.

Cricket West Indies and Cricket Ireland (CI) issued a joint statement stating that while the second ODI will be played at the Sabina Park on January 13, the third and final game has been moved to January 16.

The one-off T20I match between West Indies and Ireland has been called off because the West Indies are next slated to take on England in a five-match T20I series which is scheduled to commence on 22nd January 2022.

"The second CG Insurance ODI will now be played on Thursday 13 January with the third and final CG Insurance ODI on Sunday 16 January at Sabina Park. The rescheduling occurred following five Covid-19 positive cases, as well as injuries in the Ireland camp leaving the Ireland squad depleted ahead of the 2nd CG Insurance ODI which was originally was scheduled for Tuesday, 11 January,” said in the statement.

“As a consequence, the one-off CG Insurance T20 International has been canceled to allow for this revised schedule and to avoid impact on the teams' travel plans and subsequent fixtures," it added.

Earlier, a three-match ODI series against the USA and Ireland from was canceled after virus cases, initially, among the match officials. A member of the Ireland staff and several USA players tested positive before the second ODI. Cases spread and both teams came to be considered close contacts, forcing the series to be called off.