USA vs Ireland ODI series cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak

USA vs Ireland: The failure of the historic series to take off has dealt a significant financial blow to USA Cricket. A new Covid-19 outbreak in a controlled environment has effectively ended the three-match ODI series between the United States and Ireland.

As of Tuesday at midday, neither board had issued an official statement, but both teams failed to show up for their training sessions, with stadium ground maintenance and laborers dismantling hospitality and advertising displays at Broward County Stadium throughout the morning and early afternoon.

The ODI series has been cancel, according to many sources, due to a number of positive Covid-19 tests among the traveling parties, and the USA’s players have been advised that their tickets to fly home are being booked today.

The second ODI between USA vs Ireland was initially postponed 24 hours after a run of positive tests on both sides

A member of Ireland’s support in addition a handful of the USA’s playing players. Albeit the majority of them turns out to be false positives.

Both teams were arrange to practice on Tuesday at Broward County Stadium. In preparation for the series’ first match, which has been reschedule until December 29. Neither team, however, showed up to the stadium.

Despite the fact that no Ireland players tested positive in a new round of PCR tests. Multiple members of the Ireland support staff, as well partners and family members of Ireland players, test positive. Indicating that a large number of Ireland players were deem to be close contacts, according to multiple sources.

The episode in Melbourne last week, when four members of the England touring group. Two staff members and two family members – tested positive for Covid, is similar in several aspects. Unlike the ODI series between the United States and Ireland. The Ashes Test match went forward despite all players returning negative tests.

According to insiders, only one new player returned a positive PCR test. After many waves of retests following the false positives that emerged from the USA squad camp. However, because it was a player, the entire USA squad was regarding to be close associates of the positive player.

The traveling groups’ off-field behavior is also being scrutinize. Because of a number of early positive Covid-19 tests before of the first T20I on December 22. The majority of the USA players were in their hotel rooms throughout the series’ staging.

The ODI series’ cancellation is considered to be a severe financial blow to USA Cricket

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Which has gone to great lengths to make the historic series happen on short notice. On November 9, USA Cricket announced for the first time. That they will be hosting a Full Member for a bilateral series, allowing them six weeks to prepare.

Though the two-match T20I series ends on December 23. With a total ticketed attendance of slightly over 1,000 fans. (a USA Cricket official report that attendance for the first match was 328, following by 744 for the second T20I*), the ODIs never got off the ground.

The Ireland side is still slated to leave on December 31 for Jamaica. Where they will play three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty-20 International against the West Indies. “The positives on the staff will have to remain back,” a Cricket Ireland spokesman said, “but with another PCR pre-travel awaiting, the main group will still travel as planned.”

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