The schedule for the 3-match ODI series between West Indies and Ireland was revised and the changes were confirmed by both boards on Tuesday.
The second match will be played on January 13, Thursday, while the final game will be played on January 16, Sunday at Sabina Park. The necessity to make changes arose after the emergence of five positive cases coupled with injuries in the Irish camp.
“The rescheduling occurred following five COVID-19 positive cases, as well as injuries in the Ireland camp leaving the squad depleted ahead of the 2nd CG Insurance ODI which was originally was scheduled for Tuesday, 11 January.“
“As a consequence, the one-off CG Insurance T20 International has been cancelled to allow for this revised schedule and to avoid impact on the teams’ travel plans and subsequent fixtures,” the statement from CWI read.
The matches are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League 2023 which will determine the direct qualifiers for the 2023 ODI World Cup to be held in India. The top-8 teams will qualify with India having already qualified as the hosts.
The Windies side leads the series 1-0 after a close encounter in the first ODI held last Saturday. Shamarh Brooks won the man of the match award for his 89-ball 93 that included nine fours and three maximums.
The revised schedule for West Indies vs Ireland ODI series:
Thursday 13 January: 2nd CG Insurance ODI (9:30 am local time, 2:30 pm in Ireland)
Sunday 16 January: 3rd CG Insurance ODI (9:30 am local time, 2:30 pm in Ireland)