Fixture had been pushed again 4 occasions after UAE squad’s Covid-19 scare
After a series of postponements, the second ODI between the UAE and Eire is lastly set to go forward in Abu Dhabi on Monday, January 18 following approval from native well being authorities.
4 members of the UAE squad have examined constructive for Covid-19 previously two weeks, which means the entire squad needed to enter self-isolation. It stays to be seen if any of them can be obtainable for Monday’s fixture. UAE received the only game of the series to date by six wickets, due to tons of from Chundangapoyil Rizwan and Muhammad Usman.
Eire start a three-match World Cup Tremendous League collection towards Afghanistan on Thursday, January 21, which means that the UAE collection has needed to be lower from 4 fixtures to 2.
Whereas each groups’ preparations have been affected by the uncertainty round scheduling, Eire performed a practice match against Afghanistan on Sunday, with 13 gamers bowling or batting per aspect.
“We’re delighted that the go forward has been granted for the rescheduled match, and the squad is wanting ahead to getting again into aggressive motion,” stated Richard Holdsworth, Cricket Eire’s efficiency director.
“It has been very disruptive for workforce planning and participant preparation not understanding when the following sport can be, however I do know that Graham Ford and the squad will adapt and be happy that there’s a confirmed fixture now in place.
“As all the time, we recognize the work of the Emirates Cricket Board in getting this sport on, and stay up for seeing the lads again on the sphere as they give the impression of being to sq. the collection.”
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