United Arab Emirates And Ireland's 2nd ODI Postponed After UAE Player Tested Positive
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United Arab Emirates And Ireland’s 2nd ODI Postponed After UAE Player Tested Positive

United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ireland’s 2nd One Day International has been postponed after a UAE player tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Saturday, officials from both countries said.

The game, which was scheduled for Sunday, 10th January, will take place on Jan. 16, according to the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).

UAE vs Ireland
UAE vs Ireland-Image Credit: Twitter.

United Arab Emirates Lead 1-0 After Winning 1st ODI But Alishan Sharafu, Chirag Suri And Aryan Lakra Are Infected

It said batsman Alishan Sharafu is the third team player to have tested positive for the virus in recent days after results showed UAE batsman Chirag Suri and left-arm spinner Aryan Lakra are also infected.

“Alishan is currently in isolation awaiting transfer by the Health Authorities to a medical isolation facility,” the ECB said in a statement.

United Arab Emirates' Chirag Suri
Chirag Suri. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

UAE lead the four-match series 1-0 after winning the first ODI by six wickets. The next game is scheduled to take place on Jan. 12 followed by a match on Jan. 14.

United Arab Emirates Won 1st ODI By 6 Wickets Chasing 270

Batting first, Ireland put up a decent total of 269/5 in stipulated 50 overs with Paul Stirling scoring 131. Skipper Andy Balbrine scored 53 but the other players couldn’t contribute much.

Paul Stirling
Paul Stirling (Image Credit: Google)

UAE’s Chundangapoyil Rizwan scored 109 while Muhammad Usman was unbeaten on 102. The duo put up a 184 run partnership for the fourth wicket. Chundangapoyil Rizwan was awarded Man of Match in the 1st ODI. All the ODIs will be at Abu Dhabi. Meanwhile, Cricket Ireland have confirmed that all of its touring members have tested negative.