Abu Dhabi: Thursday's ODI between the UAE and Ireland have been suspended due to corona padenmic.
The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Ireland have agreed that the match will be suspended, with discussions ongoing about the rescheduling of suspended matches. Cricket Ireland said in a statement that it will continue to monitor the situation over the coming days. Sharing information about the suspension of the ECB said, "Emirates Cricket Board confirms that tomorrow's match in the Abu Dhabi ODI Series 2021 against Ireland has been suspended." It further added, "Although no new positive cases have been returned the decision, supported by Cricket Ireland, was made due to the UAE team remaining in quarantine as directed by authorities on January 11th. As previously communicated discussions continue regarding rescheduling matches."
Earlier this week, second ODI between the UAE and Ireland was postponed after Alishan Sharafu tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Now the Tuesday match was called off after a further player tested positive for corona. He is the third player to return a positive result, following Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra.