Remaining two ODI matches between West Indies and Ireland rescheduled, solitary T20I cancelled
With Andy Balbirnie ruled out of the remaining matches, Paul Stirling will don the skipper’s hat.
Updated - Jan 12, 2022 10:40 am
The 2nd and 3rd ODI matches between Ireland and the West Indies have now been rescheduled as a number of players from the Ireland camp have tested positive for Covid-19. The 2nd ODI was slated to take place on 11th January 2022, but will now be played on 13th January 2022.
The 3rd ODI match has been pushed to 16th January 2022. Also, the solitary T20I match that was scheduled for the tour has now been called off.
Three more people from the Irish camp tested positive for Covid-19, and as a result, this decision has been taken by Cricket West Indies and Cricket Ireland. Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker and David Ripley, who is the head coach of the Irish side have been infected with Covid-19.
West Indies are slated to take on England in a five-match T20I series at home
The solitary T20I match between West Indies and Ireland has been called off because the West Indies are next slated to take on England in a five-match T20I series which is scheduled to commence on 22nd January 2022.
The entire T20I series will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Covid-19 has wreaked havoc in the cricketing world, as Ireland’s previous series against the United States of America (USA) had also been suspended due to the pandemic. The T20I series that had taken place between the two sides ended with the scoreline reading 1-1. While the USA outfit had won the first rubber by 26 runs, Ireland had beaten the USA side by a margin of 9 runs in the second match.
With Andy Balbirnie ruled out of the remaining matches, Paul Stirling will don the skipper’s hat. West Indies are currently leading the three-match ODI series 1-0. In the 1st ODI, the West Indies comfortably beat the Irish side by 24 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Shamarh Brooks won the Player of the Match award for his superb 93 with the willow.