Zimbabwe Cricket and Cricket Ireland have both agreed to postpone their limited-overs series amid COVID-19.
Originally scheduled last year, Ireland tour of Zimbabwe has been postponed to April due to COVID-19. Due to the pandemic status in Zimbabwe, the tour had to be postponed once again. This time, no new schedule has been announced for the tour yet.
Supposedly, the Ireland squad was supposed to fly to Harare on March 28. However, Cricket Ireland’s high-performance director Richards Holdsworth released his official statement regarding the said matter. He says, ‘We're obviously disappointed, but to be honest, it is not an unexpected announcement from our Zimbabwean counterparts. We appreciate their efforts and willingness to try and make the tour possible, but in the end the health and safety of players and support staff must be of primary consideration’.
‘We'll now look at whether alternate fixtures can be arranged during that period, which is a crucial window in advance of a busy home season and in a T20 World Cup year’, Holdsworth added.
Just recently, Ireland toured the UAE for an ODI series that ended up in a draw. In the same format, the team was whitewashed into 3-0 by Afghanistan. Aside from their upcoming tour of Zimbabwe, Ireland is also scheduled to host a home series against South Africa in the summer that leads up to the T20 World Cup. So far, Cricket Ireland is yet to announce their full summer schedule.
Still, Zimbabwe Cricket has announced their official statement which says that they will still reschedule the said tour to a later date even if Ireland is already looking forward to a packed summer.
Originally, Zimbabwe and Ireland were supposed to play three T20Is and three ODIs that were not a part of the ICC World Cup Super League. To further understand how these formats are played, head over to Betwala.
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