The Coronavirus is still wreaking havoc in the world of cricket. Ireland, which was due to tour Zimbabwe beginning April 2nd, 2020. We will see a new schedule on account of the COVID-19 epidemic. Fans will miss as many as three T20Is and the same number of ODIs. Both Zimbabwe and Ireland cricket boards discussed the matter before deciding upon the revised schedule.
Zimbabwe Cricket’s Acting Managing Director, Givemore Makoni indicated that this was a purely precautionary move due to the current scenario. Additionally, he expressed a desire to host Ireland in Bulawayo in April. Postponing the tour, according to Givemore, was a reasonable decision. This, given the fact that the world was in a public health emergency.
The decision to postpone the series was mutual, and deferring the tour was only rational. The Irish government has not laid any restrictions on its citizens to travel to the African nation, because Zimbabwe has not reported any COVID-19 cases, yet. The Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, Warren Duetrom also agreed with Makoni’s statements. He mentioned that this was also one way of containing the spread of the deadly virus. A tour, during this time, would risk a wider community such as families and friends, besides the coaches and the players.
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