WI vs Ire 2021-22 – West Indies, Ireland agree to postpone second ODI
Ireland return three further Covid-19 positives in addition to injuries suffered by McBrine and Adair
A combination of three fresh Covid-19 positive cases along with two injured players has left the Ireland squad “severely depleted”, thereby forcing the postponement of the second ODI against West Indies, scheduled for Tuesday. In a joint media statement both Cricket West indies and Cricket Ireland said “all possibilities” would be explored to complete the remainder of series, which comprises three ODIs and a solitary T20.
With the series being played in Jamaica, the teams are following the medical guidelines set by the Jamaican government, which recommends regular RT-PCR tests until negative.
The situation for Ireland has been worsened by injuries to the pair of Andy McBrine and fast bowler Mark Adair. The Ireland team management has decided to allow further rest to McBrine, who suffered “minor symptoms” of concussion after being hit while batting in the first ODI. Adair is understood to have picked up a foot injury, which is being monitored.
A final decision on the remained of Ireland’s Caribbean tour is likely to be taken in the next two days. “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 joint media release said.
Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo