2nd UAE-Ireland ODI suspended after further Covid-19 case

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The second ODI between UAE and Ireland, scheduled for Tuesday, has been suspended after a fourth player in the hosts’ camp tested positive for Covid-19.

“Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that tomorrow’s match … 2021 against Ireland has been suspended. This decision, supported by Cricket Ireland, was made after a new directive was received from authorities,” read a statement from the Emirates Cricket Board on Monday. Ireland were originally scheduled to play the second ODI on January 10 but a player tested positive, forcing the game to be pushed to January 16.