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  • The opening game of the historic first ODI series between the two countries in Florida has been postponed by 24 hours from December 28th to December 29th due to ongoing COVID challenges being experienced 

The opening One Day International in the Dafabet USA v Ireland Men’s International Series scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday December 28th has been pushed back by one day to Wednesday December 29th, due to a small number of new positive COVID cases within the playing and support staff groups.

All of the remaining players and support staff have undergone a full suite of antigen testing this evening, all with negative results. If both teams can complete an additional set of negative testing tomorrow, then the series will proceed with the amended dates of December 29th and December 30th. The final match in the series will remain as scheduled on Thursday December 30th which is a Day/Night fixture with a 2pm start. 

The 3 umpires who were initially deemed as close contacts to the one positive case in the umpiring group have now all tested negative, and these three umpires now await final ICC confirmation to officiate on December 29th and 30th.

Both Boards would like to thank all fans and supporters for their understanding with the issues being experienced, and they would like to sincerely thank all those involved in making the series possible, including broadcasters, sponsors, volunteers, staff and many other stakeholders.

Ticket Update

All ticket holders for any of the matches in the series may re-use their tickets for any remaining match in the series. Alternatively, if you are unable to re-use your tickets as you were intending to go on either December 26th or 28th, please send an email with your proof of purchase to media@usacricket.org and your full fee will be refunded within 7 working days.

Tickets continue on sale online now for the rescheduled 2nd and 3rd One Day International on December 29th and December 30th.

Men’s Confirmed Final Schedule

D/N = Day Night Floodlit Fixture

22 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st T20I (Florida; start 2pm local time) USA WON BY 26 RUNS
23 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd T20I (Florida; start 7pm local time) IRELAND WON BY 9 RUNS
26 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st ODI (Florida; start 10am local time) MATCH CANCELLED
29 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd ODI (Florida; start 10am local time) POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 29th
30 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 3rd ODI (Florida; start 2pm local time) D/N

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