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UAE Calls Off Fourth Odi In Covid-19 Hit Series With Ireland

AFP News
By AFP News
January 15, 2021 • 23:01 PM View: 294

The coronavirus-curtailed series between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland in the Gulf state was again put on hold on Friday when the fourth scheduled one day international on Saturday was postponed.

"While the Emirates Cricket Board has encouragingly reported there are still no new cases of Covid-19 amongst its playing staff, UAE public health directives will still not permit a resumption of competitive action between UAE and Ireland at this stage," said a statement from the hosts.

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"Discussions are underway with all parties regarding a final ODI match between the UAE and Ireland being played early in the coming week."

This is the fourth time that one of the matches in the four-match series has been called off. 

UAE won Friday's opening encounter without vice-captain Chirag Suri and uncapped left-arm spinner Aryan Lakra who both tested positive for coronavirus.


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