Ireland player “potentially positive” with Covid-19 for Sri Lanka clash

Ireland player “potentially positive” with Covid-19 for Sri Lanka clash

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Sunday 23 October

Sun 23 October

Ireland all-rounder George Dockrell will take the field in their Super 12 stage opener with Sri Lanka despite his Covid status.

Cricket Ireland confirmed the 30-year-old has been identified as “potentially positive” for Covid-19, and is being managed in line with guidelines set by the ICC and national authorities.

Under the current regulations, a positive test does not stop Dockrell from playing in T20 World Cup matches or training with his teammate, though he must travel separately to the squad on match and training days.

Dockrell’s symptoms are mild, however team medical staff have managed his movements and interactions in line with tournament and government protocols in a bid for him to play in Sunday’s encounter with Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval.

The ICC Chief Medical Officer, opposition team and stadium staff have been informed of the situation.

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Dockrell made an unbeaten 39 from 27 balls in Ireland’s barnstorming victory over Scotland, combining in an unbeaten partnership of 119 from just 57 balls to chase down 177.

After Ireland’s match against Sri Lanka, the side travel to Melbourne for their second Super 12 match against Afghanistan on October 28.