IPL 2022 | Two new teams given time till January 22 to announce three retentions
12 Jan 2022
The ODI fixtures between West Indies and Ireland have been rescheduled while the one-off T20I has been called-off due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The second ODI between the two teams will now be played on Thursday, January 13 at Sabina Park while the series will be concluded on Sunday.
“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,” the Ireland Cricket said in a statement.
“As a consequence, the one-off CG Insurance T20 International has been cancelled to allow for this revised schedule and to avoid impact on the West Indies team’s travel plans and subsequent fixtures,” it added.
West Indies are presently leading the series 1-0 after clinching a win in the first match by 24 runs.
Three members of Ireland’s contingent had tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday in Jamaica while the touring side was already without the services of Simi Singh and Ben White, before Andy Balbirnie, the captain, Lorcan Tucker and David Ripley, the interim head coach, returned positive results.