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Emirates Cricket Board cancels ODI between UAE and Eire following string of COVID-19 instances

Abu Dhabi: The one-day worldwide between the United Arab Emirates and Eire, which was because of happen on Thursday, was postponed on Wednesday by the United Arab Emirates cricket council, though there have been no extra instances of COVID-19 amongst players.

“Emirates Cricket Board confirms that tomorrow’s sport … towards Eire has been suspended,” a council assertion stated.

“Though no new optimistic instances have been returned, the choice, supported by Cricket Eire, was taken because the United Arab Emirates staff remained in quarantine as reported by authorities on January 11.”

That is the third time that one of many matches within the four-game sequence has been referred to as off.

The United Arab Emirates gained Friday’s opening match with out vice-captain Chirag Suri and uncapped left-arm spinner Aryan Lakra, each of whom examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

Sunday’s second sport was pushed again to January 16 after one other participant examined optimistic earlier than Tuesday’s sport was additionally placed on maintain following 4 extra optimistic checks amongst native gamers.

“Discussions are persevering with concerning the rescheduling of matches,” the UAE assertion stated.

Following the UAE sequence, Eire will stay within the nation to play three ODIs towards Afghanistan, with the primary scheduled for January 21.

Coronavirus instances have elevated within the United Arab Emirates, with the World Well being Group reporting round 3,000 new instances on daily basis since Friday.

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