After careful consideration, Cricket Scotland has regretfully announced the postponement of the 5-match series versus Ireland which was to be held in La Manga next week.

Despite significant work from Cricket Scotland, Cricket Ireland, La Manga and sportscotland in mitigating risks in regard to COVID-19, the difficult decision to postpone the series was made due to concerns at the continuing and evolving high levels of the virus in Scotland and in light of updated specialist advice received in the last 24 hours on the risks to the players in the current circumstances.

Women’s national team coach Steve Knox said “From a cricket point of view the team are very disappointed but the safety of the squad has to come first. We look forward to the prospect of re-arranging the series in the early part of next year.”

Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay said “Organising this series was always going to be a challenge within the current environment. Our priority has always been for the safety of our players and, as a national governing body, we have a responsibility to react to the changed circumstances.

“We would like to thank Cricket Ireland and La Manga for their co-operation and understanding and we look forward to playing the series when it is safe to do so. We very much appreciate the hard work put into planning the trip and are very sorry it has ultimately not been practical at our end to go ahead.”