LAUDERHILL: USA Cricket has said it is "devastated" by the news of the cancellation of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Ireland due to several COVID-19 cases being reported in the visiting team's camp. The first ODI, scheduled on December 26, was cancelled on the eve of the match due to positive COVID-19 cases in USA squad and the umpiring team for the matches.
The remaining two ODIs — December 29 and 30 — were also cancelled after two members of the Irish support staff tested positive. Several partners of players also tested positive for the virus.
"We are all devastated at today's (Wednesday's) news of the cancellation of the ODI series. USA Cricket and Cricket Ireland have jointly agreed to the cancellation of the one-day international leg of the USA v Ireland Men's International Series over COVID-related concerns that have emerged today," said a USA Cricket statement. IANS