The second ODI between UAE and Ireland has been 'suspended' as the UAE players have been ordered into extended quarantine.

The order comes following almost daily additions to the UAE squad's list of positive tests and must put the rest of the series in jeopardy.

Sunday's game was called off at the last moment and an additional fixture on 16th January added.
There is still a window for the games to be completed, as the first of the matches versus Afghanistan is not until the 21st but it would be a brave man who would bet on that happening.


The statement from the Emirates Cricket Board said:

“Emirates Cricket Board has confirmed that tomorrow’s match against Ireland has been suspended. This decision, supported by Cricket Ireland, was made after a new directive was received from authorities."

"This followed over 48 hours of self-isolation by the UAE team after four reported positive cases of Covid-19. Additionally, the directive from the authorities requires the UAE team to remain in quarantine for an extended period of time."

"Discussions are continuing with all concerned parties, including the relevant authorities, regarding rescheduling of the remaining matches. A decision will be made and communicated once an agreement has been reached and approved..”