Ireland's One Day International fixtures with Afghanistan in the upcoming World Cup Super League series in the UAE have been delayed.

Cricket Ireland have agreed to defer the game due to the late arrival of the Afghanistan squad.  

Each match has been postponed by three days.

The new dates for the three fixtures are:

  • 1st ODI: Thursday, 21 January 2021
  • 2nd ODI: Sunday, 24 January 2021
  • 3rd ODI: Tuesday, 26 January 2021

All matches will be played at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi, with a start time of 9.30am local time, which is 5.30am Irish time.

Ireland face four games with UAE beginning on Friday. 

Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director for Cricket Ireland. said: "We were pleased to accommodate the Afghanistan Cricket Board's request for a slight extension of the tour understanding that the delayed arrival time of the Afghan side, combined with their quarantine requirements meant that the previous schedule could not be achieved.

"We are pleased that after discussions over recent days, an agreement was reached on keeping the series in Abu Dhabi after the Afghanistan squad's visas came through. We are thankful to the Emirates Cricket Board and Abu Dhabi Sports Council in working with us to ensure the series will be played in a safe and healthy environment.

"We look forward to a great series with World Cup Super League points on the line. But first, we are focused on the four-match series against the UAE which will be a tough challenge in their home conditions."