The awaited white-ball series between Ireland women and Scotland this month has been called off due to the fear of coronavirus. This development takes place just after Scotland pulled out of the series scheduled to take place at La Manga in Spain.
But considering the surge in the number of cases in the region has forced the organizers to call off the five-match series originally scheduled to start on Friday.
Cricket Ireland even issued clarification over the cancellation of the series stating: “due to concerns at the continuing and evolving high levels of the virus in Scotland, and in light of updated specialist advice received in the last 24 hours on the risks to the players in the current circumstances”
The series also constituted a total of two ODI matches, followed by three T20I matches starting from November 20.
“It was with great regret that we had to inform our players and support staff that Scotland have withdrawn from the tour on the eve of departure,” said Richard Holdsworth, high performance director for Cricket Ireland.
“Despite significant work and planning by all parties to mitigate risks in regard to Covid-19, it is regrettable that we are where we are. We are all disappointed for our squad as we know how hard they have been preparing for this series” he added.
Cricket Scotland’s CEO Gus Mackay said the decision was taken keeping the best interest of the players’ health and safety.
He also thanked Cricket Ireland and La Manga for cooperating in making the series on the board before it got cancelled due to COVID-19.
“We would like to thank Cricket Ireland and La Manga for their co-operation and understanding and we look forward to playing the series when it is safe to do so” Mackay added.