ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Ireland Name George Dockrell In Playing XI Despite Being Covid Positive

Published - 23 Oct 2022, 03:05 PM

George Dockrell
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Ireland all-rounder George Dockrell “has been identified as potentially positive for COVID” according to Cricket Ireland. The 30-year-old has been named in the Playing XI against Sri Lanka today (October 23).Cricket Ireland said in a release, “A positive COVID test does not impede Dockrell’s ability to play or train, but to keep the rest of the squad as safe as possible, he will travel separately to the squad on match and training days.”

Curtis Campher and George Dockrell
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George Dockrell will travel separately on a train to play the match

Dockrell’s symptoms are “very mild” and the ICC and the stadium staff in Hobart have been notified. The Irish cricketer’s movements and interactions will be managed so as to protect the rest of Ireland’s travelling party in Australia.

George Dockrell
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The medical staff is also closely managing Dockrell’s movements, and the Irish all-rounder will travel separately to train and play. Following the rules of ICC, Cricket Ireland has been informed about Dockrell’s potential COVID positive test by the Medical Officer, the opponent team’s players and the staff present at the stadium.

George Dockrell had a poor show against Sri Lanka

Ireland captain Andy Balbirnie won the toss against Sri Lanka and opted to bat first at the Bellerive Oval. Paul Stirling provided a fine start to the Irish team, scoring 34 runs off 25 deliveries. Middle-order batter Harry Tector top-scored with a 42-ball 45.

Sri Lanka vs Ireland
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However, the rest of the batters could not impress much as Ireland finished with 128/8 in their 20 overs. All-rounder George Dockrell scored 14 runs off 16 balls before losing his stumps to Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana. Dockrell struggled to get going as he could not hit a single boundary in his innings.

Sri Lanka will start as favourites to win in the second innings. It will be interesting to see if they can start the Super 12 round with a win.

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