Sequence unsure after 4 additional positives imply UAE should “stay in quarantine for prolonged interval”
The ODI sequence between UAE and Eire has been hit by its second postponement in three days after additional Covid-19 positives have been returned by the house camp.
Sunday’s second ODI was referred to as off the day earlier than after a third UAE player tested positive for the virus. Following 48 hours of isolation, the Emirates Cricket Board has now introduced 4 extra instances throughout the squad.
With the workforce now required to “stay in quarantine for an prolonged time period”, it might have an effect on the flexibility of the remaining three ODIs to be performed. Eire are additionally on account of face Afghanistan in a three-match sequence in Abu Dhabi beginning on January 21.
Cricket Eire mentioned it supported the ECB’s determination and would proceed to watch the state of affairs, with the well being and security of the gamers its precedence.
“Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that tomorrow’s match within the Sky247.web ODI Sequence 2021 towards Eire has been suspended,” mentioned an ECB assertion. “This determination, supported by Cricket Eire, was made after a brand new directive was acquired from authorities.
“This adopted over 48 hours of self-isolation by the UAE workforce after 4 reported constructive instances of Covid-19. Moreover, the directive from the authorities requires the UAE workforce to stay in quarantine for an prolonged time period.
“Discussions are persevering with with all involved events, together with the related authorities, concerning rescheduling of the remaining matches. A choice shall be made and communicated as soon as an settlement has been reached and permitted.”
UAE gained the opening match of the sequence – their first ODI victory over Eire – on Friday, despite losing Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra to positive Covid-19 tests in the build-up. Alishan Sharafu, who performed within the first ODI, then turned the third participant to check constructive, with the remaining video games rescheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – though that’s now unsure.
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