On Friday, 9 players from the Canada team tested positive for COVID-19. Two plate competition matches involving Canada at ICC under-19 men’s Cricket World Cup were canceled due to the virus outbreak.
Team Canada is scheduled to fight against Scotland in one. And in the second match either of PNG or Uganda. Which were to be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, on Saturday and Sunday.
The ICC in a statement said that the players will undertake a period of isolation. Where the Medical Team of the event will monitor the welfare of the Covid Positive players.
Team Canada won’t be able to take part in the event any further. As the team doesn’t have sufficient players available. Because of the COVID-19 positive cases.
According to the Statement made, Scotland will proceed with the 13th/14th play-off in accordance with the conditions of the playing. As during all the matches played in the event, team Scotland has a better net-run rate than Canada. And the 15th/16th playoff of Canada Against either PNG or Uganda will also not take place.
Chris Tetley the Events Head of ICC stated that because of Covid-19 two matches in the ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Games got cancelled. And the Cancellation of two matches at this stage of the event made them disappointed.