Ireland tour of Zimbabwe postponed

Last Updated: 16/03/20 3:19pm

Ireland were due to play six limited-overs in Zimbabwe
Ireland were due to play six limited-overs in Zimbabwe

Ireland have announced their limited-overs tour of Zimbabwe next month has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Ireland were due to play three T20s at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on April 2, 4 and 5 followed by three one-day internationals at the same venue on April 8, 10 and 12.

Warren Deutrom, chief executive of Cricket Ireland, said: “This is the only reasonable decision in the circumstances, as we all play our part in containing the spread of COVID-19.

“We have taken the advice of Irish and British governments, as well as relevant health and sports bodies, and will take a safety-first approach to our operations over the coming weeks and months.

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“Apart from the players and coaches, it is the families and social circles that we are conscious of, and to tour at this point would cause unnecessary risk to the wider community.

“We pass on our thanks to all of Zimbabwe Cricket for so readily agreeing with this position, and we shall work with Zimbabwe Cricket to seek a new date for the tour when we are all in a position to plan for the future with greater certainty.”

Source : Sky Sports