In a statement released today, a spokesperson for the Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT) said:

“The Women's Quadrangular 50-over Series that was scheduled to be played between Thailand, Ireland, Netherlands and Zimbabwe in Chiang Mai from 3rd to 11th April has been called off because of concerns over the impact of COVID-19 in Thailand and across the world.”

The competition had been arranged as a warm-up event for four teams who will be playing in the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka in July but the CAT have taken the decision to cancel in the interests of player safety after ongoing discussions with the relevant medical authorities and the Sports Authority of Thailand.”

While undoubtedly a huge disappointment for all the countries due to participate there was no other decision that could realistically be taken.

The challenge that faces Ireland and the other countries involved is now to attempt to schedule alternative fixtures in the lead up to the ICC World Cup Qualifier in July.

Cricket Ireland promises an update on the Women's International fixtures as and when they are confirmed.