Ireland’s seven-match collection towards Bangladesh turned on Saturday the newest casualty to be inflicted on the cricket calendar by the coronavirus pandemic.
The three one-day internationals in Belfast and 4 Twenty20 matches in England, scheduled to happen in May, have been postponed according to British and Irish authorities recommendation towards the staging of sporting occasions with mass gatherings and journey restrictions.
“We have a responsibility to protect the wellbeing of players, coaches, fans and the wider community, and will not hesitate to take a safety-first approach to our operations over coming months,” stated Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.
“We would like to thank the Bangladesh Cricket Board for their helpful cooperation in reaching this decision, and we shall work with them at establishing new dates for the series when we are all in a position to plan for the future with greater certainty.”
The United Kingdom is getting into a second weekend of sporting shutdown that’s anticipated to final for not less than a pair of months.
No skilled cricket will likely be performed in England and Wales earlier than May 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pubs, eating places and gymnasiums throughout the UK have been closed on Friday, whereas colleges will stay open just for the kids of key staff to try to halt the unfold of the virus.