January 10, 2022

West Indies and Ireland second ODI postponed after five players test positive for Covid-19

By Shirvan Williams

The second ODI between the West Indies and Ireland has been postponed following two more positive Covid-19 tests and injuries in the Irish camp.

A joint statement from the Cricket West Indies (CWI) and Cricket Ireland (CI) explained that the decision had been made after two further positive COVID-19 cases were reported in the Ireland camp following recent testing, and another two players were ruled out because of injury, resulting in Ireland having a severely depleted squad.

“The second CG Insurance One-Day International scheduled for Sabina Park on Tuesday, January 11 has therefore been postponed. 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 statement further noted.

The five members of the Ireland team who have returned positive COVID-19 results remain in isolation under the care and supervision of the medical teams.