4 players test Covid positive; UAE-Ireland ODI suspended

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Filed on January 12, 2021 | Last updated on January 12, 2021 at 01.50 pm
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The UAE had won the first match of the four-game series by six wickets on Friday

The Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that Tuesday’s match in the ODI Series against Ireland has been suspended due to another positive Covid-19 case.

Earlier, the second match of the series — scheduled for January 10 — was postponed due to the third Covid positive case in the UAE camp.

"This decision, supported by Cricket Ireland, was made after a new directive was received from authorities. This followed over 48 hours of self-isolation by the UAE team after four reported positive cases of Covid-19. Additionally, the directive from the authorities requires the UAE team to remain in quarantine for an extended period of time," a statement from the Emirates Cricket Board said.

"Discussions are continuing with all concerned parties, including the relevant authorities, regarding rescheduling of the remaining matches. A decision will be made and communicated once an agreement has been reached and approved."

The UAE had won the first match of the four-game series by six wickets on Friday.

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