West Indies vs Ireland : A change in the tournament, CWI announce the ODIs have been rescheduled

The West Indies and Ireland have confirmed changes to the match schedule for the one-day international series. The second one-day international scheduled for Tuesday, January 11 at Sabina Park has been postponed due to reports of further positive COVID-19 patients at the Irish camp.

Accordingly, The second ODI will now be played on Thursday 13 January with the third and final ODI on Sunday 16 January at Sabina Park ( 9:30am local time / 10:30am Eastern Caribbean). As a result, the only T20I scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.

The teams were due to play a T20I fixture following the ODI series but that has been scrapped “to allow for this revised schedule and to avoid impact on the West Indies team’s travel plans and subsequent fixtures”, said a joint statement from the two boards. West Indies are due to play England in a five-match T20I series in Barbados, starting on January 22.

“These ODI matches form part of the ICC ODI Super League with both teams having the opportunity to win points to be one of the top seven teams, excluding hosts India, to gain automatic qualification for the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.” added joint statement from the two boards.

West Indies batsman Shamarh Brooks marked his ODI debut at the age of 33 with a fine 93 and skipper Kieron Pollard hit a fluid 69 help to defeat Ireland by 24 runs in the first match of a three game One Day International series, with that win Windies outfit will now look to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

 

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