Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the six matches which comprise the Ireland tour of Zimbabwe had been postponed to a later date.
Ireland was supposed to take part in six limited-overs matches in their upcoming tour in Zimbabwe. Originally scheduled to start on April 2, the governing bodies of both sides have decided that it’s best for the tour to be rescheduled instead.
Givemore Makoni, acting managing director of Zimbabwe cricket, explained how the decision was purely based on precautionary measures that need to be taken due to the global situation. ‘We were looking forward to hosting Ireland in Bulawayo next month, but with the world in the throes of a public health emergency on a scale not witnessed in over a century, postponing the tour was the only reasonable decision’, Makoni said.
He also stated how the postponement of the series is the right thing to do based on the mutual decision of both sides. Also, their main priority as of the moment is to safeguard their players, the fans, as well as everyone in the cricket community.
As of now, there are no COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe and they have no travel restrictions for Irish citizens. Warren Deutrom, chief executive of Cricket Ireland, also decided to take the advice of the Irish and British governments which is to prioritize safety.
Ireland and Zimbabwe will stay coordinated with one another to plan the new schedule of the tour. The tour was supposed to be comprised of three T20Is and three ODIs. To further understand the different formats of cricket, visit Betwala.
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