1st ODI cricket match between USA and Ireland canceled due to COVID-19, Sports News
USA Cricket said the first one-day international cricket between the Americans and Ireland scheduled for Sunday has been called off due to a positive case of COVID-19 among the referee team.
“USA Cricket and Cricket Ireland will continue to work closely together, alongside the ICC, to ensure that the rest of the series can continue, if it is safe to do so,” the US statement said on Friday.
PRESS RELEASE: First One Day International scheduled for December 26 between the United States and Ireland canceled
The 2nd and 3rd ODI, currently scheduled for December 28 and 30, will go ahead as planned
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– United States Cricket (@usacricket) December 25, 2021
He said one referee tested positive for COVID-19, but the other three who were to officiate were considered close contacts, so no crew member would be available for the match.
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The second one-day game is scheduled for Tuesday and the third next Thursday, both also at Fort. Lauderdale.
The teams split a two-game Twenty20 series, with the United States upsetting Ireland in the first game but Ireland winning the second.