Within the first ODI, UAE defeated Eire by six wickets on Friday.© Twitter
The second ODI between UAE and Eire has been postponed after Alishan Sharafu examined constructive for coronavirus on Saturday. He’s the third member of UAE’s squad to return a constructive consequence, following Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra. The assessments that had been carried out on December 29 had been all damaging. Gamers had been then remoted of their separate rooms (within the group lodge) for 3 days. Chirag examined constructive on January 7, adopted by Aryan Lakra on January 8. Each Chirag and Aryan had been remoted of their lodge rooms instantly after testing constructive. As all remaining assessments had been damaging and after the tracing app information was reviewed, no additional shut contacts had been traced.
“Within the early hours of January ninth, and following a seventh check carried out on January eighth on all gamers and employees within the UAE group bubble, Alishan Sharafu’s check additionally got here again constructive. Alishan is presently in isolation awaiting switch by the Well being Authorities to a medical isolation facility,” the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) mentioned in an official assertion.
The 2 groups have agreed to postpone Sunday’s scheduled match till January 16, 2021.
“The Emirates Cricket Board has suggested us right this moment of an additional constructive COVID check amongst its taking part in squad, and we’ve got each agreed the most secure plan of action is to postpone the second ODI scheduled for tomorrow. We hope to play this match on the 16th January, all going properly,” mentioned Richard Holdsworth, Excessive-Efficiency Director for Cricket Eire.
Within the first ODI, UAE defeated Ireland by six wickets on Friday. Paul Stirling”s unbeaten century – his second in consecutive ODI innings – positioned Eire properly within the first ODI however a scientific run chase by UAE noticed the house aspect obtain its first-ever ODI win over a Full Member.
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