A One-Day International between the United Arab Emirates and Ireland in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday has been postponed after another four players from the host squad tested positive for COVID-19, the Emirates Cricket Board said.

The match was originally the third of a four-game series.

The opener went ahead as planned on Friday but the second game slated for last Sunday was postponed to January 16 after three UAE players – Alishan Sharafu, Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra – tested positive for the virus.

The board said in a statement that with an additional four unnamed UAE players testing positive it had also decided to postpone Tuesday’s match following the release of new directives from authorities.

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The board added that the UAE team would remain in quarantine for an extended period of time. It did not release an amended…

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