Coronavirus: Third UAE vs Ireland ODI postponed after one more player tests positive for Covid-19

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The 3rd ODI between UAE and Ireland was to be played in Abu Dhabi.© Twitter


Two days after the second ODI between the UAE and Ireland was postponed, the third ODI was suspended on Tuesday after another player tested positive for COVID-19. Emirates Cricket Board has notified Cricket Ireland of another player who has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, it has been agreed that Tuesday’s ODI will be suspended, “Cricket Ireland said in a statement.

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Last week, the second ODI was postponed after Alishan Sharafu tested positive for the corona virus on Saturday.

He is the third member of the UAE squad to achieve a positive result, after Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra. The tests conducted on December 29 were all negative. Players were then isolated for three days in their separate rooms (in the team hotel)

Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that Tuesday’s game in the 2021 ODI Series against Ireland has been suspended. This decision, backed by Cricket Ireland, was taken after a new directive was received from the authorities, Emirates Cricket Board said Monday.

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“This followed more than 48 hours of self-isolation by the UAE team after four reported positive cases of Covid-19. In addition, the directive from the authorities requires the UAE team to remain in quarantine for an extended period of time,” it added. .

In the first ODI, the UAE beat Ireland by six wickets on Friday. Paul Stirling’s undefeated century – his second in consecutive ODI innings – put Ireland well in the first ODI, but a clinical pursuit through the UAE saw the home side take its first-ever ODI victory over a Full Member.

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