West Indies vs Ireland: Second ODI postponed amid Covid-19 outbreak in Irish camp | Cricket News

Five members of the traveling group are currently in solitary confinement under the supervision of medical staff ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled appointment at Sabina Park; The West Indies won the opening match of the three-game series on Saturday with 24 points

Last updated: 01/10/22 20:37


Ireland suffered a Covid outbreak during its West Indies tour

The second one-day Irish national team against the West Indies has been postponed after further positive tests for the coronavirus within the Irish camp.

Five members of the touring group are currently in solitary confinement under the supervision of medical staff ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled appointment at Sabina Park.

A joint statement from Cricket Ireland and Cricket West Indies released on Monday evening read: “Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Ireland (CI) released a joint statement after two other positive Covid-19 cases were reported in the Irish field in following recent tests, and two players have been sidelined due to injury, resulting in Ireland having a severely exhausted squad.

“The second international day of CG Insurance scheduled in Sabina Park on Tuesday 11 January has therefore been postponed.

“CWI and CI are in discussions to review the match schedule and are working to explore all possibilities for the completion of the series.

“The five Irish team members who have returned positive Covid-19 results remain in isolation under the care and supervision of medical teams. Further updates will be provided as soon as possible.”

The Irish team headed to Jamaica late last month after the one-day international streak against the United States was halted following a Covid outbreak.

On Saturday the West Indies won the first of three scheduled ODI with 24 races. The teams will also compete for a T20 international after the ODI series.

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