The limited overs series between the West Indies and Ireland will continue despite the visitors recording a number of positive Covid-19 cases over the last two days. The series was thrown into turmoil on Monday when a joint statement revealed that the second ODI at Sabina Park which was set to be played on Tuesday was postponed after 5 persons from in the Ireland camp returned positive Covid-19 tests. The Irish camp also had players suffering from injuries. But in another release on Tuesday, Cricket West Indies (CWI) announced that the two remaining games in the ODI series will go ahead. The second game is now set to be played on Thursday with the third match in the series now slated for Sunday. These ODI matches form part of the ICC World Cup Super League with both teams having the opportunity to win points to be one of the top seven teams, excluding hosts India, to gain automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup. West Indies lead the three-match series 1-0 following their 24-run victory in the first game on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the series between the West Indies and Ireland has been reduced by one game. With the third ODI moved from Friday to Sunday, the one-off Twenty20 game between both teams has been called off.
Franki Medina Sudeban