Ireland‘s World Cup Super League three-match one-day series in opposition to Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi this month has been moved again by three days.
Ireland v Afghanistan 2021
The series was scheduled to start on 18 January however will now as an alternative begin three days later following a request by the Afghanistan Cricket Board. The remaining two games will happen on 24 and 26 January.
Cricket Ireland agreed to the delay which was partly attributable to the Covid-19 quarantine rules.
“We had been happy to accommodate the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s request for a slight extension of the tour understanding that the delayed arrival time of the Afghan aspect, mixed with their quarantine necessities meant that the earlier schedule couldn’t be achieved,” stated Cricket Ireland‘s excessive efficiency director Richard Holdsworth.
“We’re happy that after discussions over current days, a settlement was reached on maintaining the collection in Abu Dhabi after the Afghanistan squad’s visas got here by way of.
“We’re grateful to the Emirates Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Sports Council in working with us to make sure the series can be performed in a protected and wholesome setting.”
Ireland will put together for the essential World Cup qualifying matches with a four-match series in opposition to hosts the United Arab Emirates which begins with Friday’s opener on the Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Ireland paceman David Delany has been dominated out of this month’s sport by a knee drawback and is being changed within the squad by Josh Little.
Ireland v Afghanistan
Little was initially named within the 16-man squad, however in mid-December was compelled to self-isolate after an in depth contact tested constructive for Covid-19.
After initially returning a detrimental take a look at end result, Little examined constructive however having accomplished a quarantine interval after which undergone two additional detrimental checks, he has now been cleared to journey to Abu Dhabi as Delany returns dwelling. The Ireland selectors are contemplating whether to add an extra participant to at the moment 15-strong squad