Scotland-Eire girls’s cricket collection in Spain called-off attributable to COVID-19

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Scotland girls’s limited-overs collection in opposition to Eire, slated to be performed from subsequent week in Spain, has been postponed amid continued issues concerning the prevalence of Covid-19.

The groups have been attributable to play two 50-over matches and three T20Is on the La Manga resort, in what was believed to be the first-ever worldwide cricket to be staged in Europe in November.

“Regardless of important work and planning from Cricket Eire, Cricket Scotland, the venue and sports activities our bodies in each nations to mitigate dangers in regard to Covid-19, Cricket Scotland suggested that the choice to withdraw from the collection was made attributable to issues on the persevering with and evolving excessive ranges of the virus in Scotland, and in gentle of up to date specialist recommendation acquired within the final 24 hours on the dangers to the gamers within the present circumstances,” Cricket Eire stated in a press release on Tuesday.

Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay stated: “Organising this collection was all the time going to be a problem throughout the present surroundings. Our precedence has all the time been for the protection of our gamers and, as a nationwide governing physique, we’ve got a accountability to react to the modified circumstances.”

Richard Holdsworth, Cricket Eire’s efficiency director, stated they’re disenchanted for the squad which had been coaching exhausting whereas getting ready for the collection.

“The tour was vital to start out constructing the gamers’ hundreds as preparation for subsequent 12 months’s World Cup Qualifier, significantly given the shortage of worldwide taking part in time for the squad this 12 months. We will take inventory of the state of affairs, and look to re-engineer our plans as quickly as attainable,” Holdsworth stated.

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