No new Covid cases but UAE calls off ODI against Ireland
The one-day international between United Arab Emirates and Ireland, which was due to take place on Thursday, was postponed by the UAE cricket board on Wednesday even though there have been no more cases of Covid-19 amongst the players.
"Emirates Cricket Board confirms that tomorrow's match... against Ireland has been suspended," a statement from the board said.
This is the third time that one of the matches in the four-match series has been called off.
UAE won Friday's opening encounter without vice-captain Chirag Suri and uncapped left-arm spinner Aryan Lakra who both tested positive for coronavirus.
Sunday's second game was pushed back to January 16 after another player tested positive before Tuesday's encounter was also suspended following four more positive tests among the home players.
"Discussions continue regarding rescheduling matches," said the UAE statement.
Coronavirus cases have spiked in the UAE, with the World Health Organisation reporting just around 3,000 new cases every day since Friday.