UAE get go-ahead for final ODI of Covid-disrupted series against Ireland

The game will start at 9.30am at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi

The Covid-disrupted series between UAE and Ireland will get a second and final match after it was confirmed the two sides can proceed with a one-day international on Monday.

The series had been scheduled to be four games in seven days between Friday, January 8 and Thursday, January 14.

However, only the first of those matches was able to go ahead as planned, after a series of positive coronavirus cases in the home side were reported.

On the morning of the first match, Chirag Suri and Aryan Lakra were confirmed as having tested positive. The game still proceeded, with the UAE claiming a six wicket win.

Two more cases followed, meaning the next three matches were all postponed. A match that was rescheduled for Saturday January 16 was also aborted.

In the meantime, Ireland - who have reported no positive cases - played a practice friendly against Afghanistan.

Those two sides will meet in a three-match series in the ODI Super League, starting on Thursday January 21.

"Emirates Cricket Board is delighted to confirm that the fourth match in the Abu Dhabi ODI Series 2021 between the UAE and Ireland has been approved by the authorities to proceed tomorrow," ECB said in a statement.

The game will start at 9.30am at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, and will be streamed live online.