USA-Ireland ODI postponed by a day again due to COVID cases

The ODI between the USA and Ireland, booked to occur on December 28 in Florida, has been delayed by a day due to “few new sure COVID cases” among the players and care staff groups.

The remainder of the players and care staff have gone through their particular antigen tests and brought negative back. If both set-ups likewise complete one more round of negative testing on December 29, the series will happen according to the altered booked dates of 29 December and 30 December.

“The One-Day International in the Dafabet USA v Ireland Men’s International Series booked for later has been moved back by one day to Wednesday 29 December, because of few new certain COVID cases inside the playing and care staff gatherings,” a Cricket Ireland media discharge said.

“The excess players in general and care staff have gone through a full set-up of antigen testing this evening, all with adverse outcomes. Assuming the two groups can finish an extra arrangement of negative testing tomorrow, then, at that point, the series will continue with the revised dates of 29 December and 30 December. The last match in the series will stay as planned on Thursday 30 December which is a Day/Night apparatus with a 2pm beginning,” the delivery added.

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In the interim, the three umpires, who were considered as close contacts to the one certain Covid case in the umpiring group, have tried negative and are anticipating the affirmation from ICC to administer in the two matches.

“The three umpires who were at first considered as close contacts to the one certain case in the umpiring bunch have now completely tried negative, and these three umpires presently anticipate last ICC affirmation to direct on 29 and 30 December.”

Prior, the first ODI between the USA and Ireland booked for Boxing Day on December 26 was dropped because of a positive instance of COVID-19 in the umpiring group.

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