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U-19 WC: 9 Canada gamers check constructive for COVID, two Plate competitors matches cancelled

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Two Plate competitors matches of the ICC Below-19 males’s Cricket World Cup, involving Canada have been on Friday cancelled after 9 gamers from the staff examined constructive for COVID-19.

The matches — Canada vs Scotland and Canada vs both of Uganda or PNG — have been to be performed on Saturday and Sunday on the Brian Lara Cricket Academy right here.

The gamers will now undertake a interval of isolation the place their welfare shall be monitored by the occasion medical staff, the ICC stated in an announcement.



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Due to the COVID-positive circumstances, the Canadian staff has inadequate accessible gamers to have the ability to take any additional half within the occasion.

“Canada’s plate play-off semifinal with Scotland on 29 January is cancelled and in accordance with the taking part in situations Scotland will progress to the thirteenth/14th play-off because of having a greater net-run-rate than Canada from all matches performed within the occasion,” the assertion stated.

“The fifteenth/sixteenth play-off that might have featured Canada towards both Uganda or PNG will even not happen.” ICC Head of Occasions, Chris Tetley stated: “We’re extremely dissatisfied to need to cancel two ICC U-19 Males’s Cricket World Cup video games as a consequence of COVID-19 at this stage of the occasion.

“We have been anticipating to see some constructive circumstances all through the occasion and so far these have been managed in accordance with our bio-safety plan with out impacting on fixtures. Nonetheless with so many gamers from the Canadian staff testing constructive it won’t be attainable to stage these video games.” He stated the gamers have been self-isolating and can obtain full help from the occasion medical staff underneath the steerage of the Bio-Security Advisory Group.

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