The 2nd One-Day International (ODI) featuring Ireland and the West Indies has been postponed due to the discovery of 3 COVID-19 positive samples in the visitors’ camp. The match was scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 11 at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, however Cricket Ireland and Cricket West Indies postponed the match. Here we have discussed why Ireland & West Indies Boards Postpones 2nd ODI.
According to sources, Irish captain Andrew Balbirnie, keeper Lorcan Tucker, and interim head coach David Ripley became infected with the coronavirus over the weekend. The news came to light while Ben White and Simi Singh came back positive for the dreadful virus and were forced out of the first ODI on Saturday, January 8.
Ireland’s current tour to the West Indies includes two further One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I), with a choice on the remaining fixtures to be made in the days ahead. “CWI and CI are in discussions to review the match schedule and are working to explore all possibilities for the series to be completed,” the source said.
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Meanwhile, the West Indies team’s coronavirus testing has come back negative. In the midst of the outbreak, both teams are sticking to the Jamaican government’s norms and rules. Apart from the COVID-19 instances, Ireland has also had injury worries following the injuries to spinner Andy McBrine and pace bowler Mark Adair.
Despite the fact that Adair has a foot ailment and is being monitored, McBrine showed concerns about concussion after just being struck in the first ODI. Shane Getkate and Paul Stirling, both all-rounders, have returned to the group after healing from COVID-19.
The players screened positive after Ireland’s one-day international series against the United States of America was called off due to COVID. In terms of the continuing series, West Indies won the first match by 24 runs and now leads the series 1-0.
Shamarh Brooks was named Player of the Match despite missing out on a well-deserved century. Kieron Pollard, Romario Shepherd, and Alzarri Joseph, also part to contribute. Balbirnie and Harry Tector both scored 50’s for Ireland, but their efforts failed.