In line with recommendations from the governments of the United Kingdom and Ireland on measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, Cricket Ireland has decided to postpone the ODI series against Bangladesh, which should start in May.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation and postponement of several sporting events around the world, including various cricket series. Due to the pandemic, Cricket Ireland and the Bangladesh Cricket Board have decided to postpone the series scheduled for May.
Teams should play against each other in three ODIs between May 14th and 19th, but the games will be postponed to a later date.
“After understanding the scale of the COVID-19 pandemic and seeking advice from governments and partner boards, it was becoming increasingly unlikely that this series would go as planned,” said Warren Deutrom, CEO of Cricket Ireland.
“We have a responsibility to protect the wellbeing of players, coaches, fans and the wider community, and will not hesitate to take a security-driven approach to our operations in the coming months.”
Some of the other series that were postponed or canceled due to the outbreak include the ODIs India vs. South Africa, Australia vs. New Zealand ODIs, Sri Lanka vs. England Tests, and the Australia Women’s Tour of South Africa. Several national tournaments were also affected.