Zimbabwe tour to Ireland postponed due to COVID-19

Zimbabwe’s limited cricket tour to Ireland in two weeks was postponed Thursday due to the pandemic.

The teams were scheduled to play three ODIs and five T20Is from August 6-24 in Belfast and Bready.

But in Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe is on the UK’s red list for a very high level of coronavirus cases. In terms of travel, this means that only UK and Irish nationals and UK residents are allowed entry from Red List countries. In Ireland, visitors to Zimbabwe must serve a mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine.

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Meanwhile, South Africa, another Red List country, is touring Ireland.

Still, Cricket Ireland decided to reschedule the Zimbabwe tour.

“It is now expected that the series will be held in August-September, but that some changes of venue may be necessary to reflect the latest advice received,” Cricket Ireland said in a statement.

“These changes may also have a number of ripple effects on the broader game schedule, and the outcome of these changes will be communicated in due course.”

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