The ODI series between the USA and Ireland scheduled for this week has been cancelled over Covid-related concerns.
USA Cricket had already cancelled one of the three scheduled matches, but had hoped to play the remaining two on Wednesday and Thursday.
“While all players in both current playing squads have returned negative Covid results overnight, two members of the Irish support staff have tested positive, as well as several partners of players, resulting in two of the Irish players being deemed as ‘close contacts,'” USA Cricket said in a statement.
The latest Covid concerns – following positive tests for an umpire and members of the US squad – “meant that both boards have regrettably agreed to cancel the remaining two scheduled matches.”
The USA and Ireland each won a T20I in the opening two games of Ireland’s tour.
The Irish touring party are scheduled to leave Florida for Kingston, Jamaica, on Friday for their series against the West Indies.
The two support staff members who tested positive will remain in isolation in Florida before they travel.
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