Hobart. Both Sri Lanka and Ireland suffered a setback ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup Super 12 (Group 1) match on Sunday. Sri Lankan team’s leading batsman Pathum Nisanka had to be out of the team due to a back injury. At the same time, mild symptoms of Kovid-19 have been found in Ireland player George Dockrell. Dockrell remains in the playing XI for the match against Sri Lanka.
The ICC issued a statement on Sunday ahead of the team’s Super 12 (Group 1) match against Ireland in Hobart, stating that the venue for the T20 World Cup Super 12 match against Sri Lanka-Ireland would be without Pathum Nisanka. I will descend.
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A statement from Cricket Ireland said, ‘Dockrell is likely to be infected with Kovid-19. Although the team’s medical staff will manage his activities and interactions in accordance with the tournament and existing government protocols, he will travel away from the team during matches and training days to keep the rest of the team safe. Ireland Cricket said, ‘As per the protocol, the Chief Medical Officer of the ICC, the opposition team and the stadium staff have been informed.’
Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie won the toss and elected to bat first. Ireland’s team could only manage 128 for eight against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup Super 12 match. Harry Tector contributed 45 and Paul Sterling contributed 34 runs for Ireland, who won the toss and elected to bat. For Sri Lanka, Mahish Teekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga took two wickets each.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 23, 2022, 12:08 IST