The UAE have confirmed the dates for their four one-day internationals against Ireland in Abu Dhabi next month.

The first match takes place on Friday January 8th, with the three subsequent games following at two-day intervals on January 10th, 12th and 14th.

(Sheikh Zayed Stadium)

Concerns in the Afghan media over the three World Cup Super League games between Ireland and Afghanistan appear to be unfounded after Cricket Ireland confirmed the dates and venue were unchanged from last months announcement.

Reports that the ACB and ICC were looking to switch the matches to Oman due to visa restrictions in the midst of Covid-19 would appear to have been a contingency measure.

The matches are due to be played in Abu Dhabi on January 18th. 21st and 23rd.

In other news, CI confirmed the all-clear has been given for training to resume for Ireland's squads after a Covid test arranged on Monday returned a negative result.

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