Irish player ‘potentially positive’ for Covid-19 for Sri Lanka clash

Irish all-rounder George Dockrell will take to the pitch in his Super 12 opener with Sri Lanka despite his Covid status.

Cricket Ireland has confirmed the 30-year-old has been identified as ‘possibly positive’ for Covid-19 and is being managed in accordance with guidelines set out by the ICC and national authorities.

Under current regulations, a positive test does not prevent Dockrell from participating in T20 World Cup matches or training with his teammate, although he must travel to the squad separately on matchdays and weekends. ‘coaching.

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

The ICC Chief Medical Officer, opposing team and stadium staff have been briefed on the situation.

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

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

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