Ireland v West Indies ODI washed out

Paola Ditto
Settembre 13, 2017

Ireland's one-day worldwide against West Indies at Stormont was abandoned after a rain shower at lunchtime ended any hope of the game getting under way.

The skies were bright over Stormont for much of the morning but, due to a wet outfield the scheduled start of 10:15 local time was delayed.

A final inspection at 1.30pm saw the game abandoned after a period of rain fell around 1pm.

"It's a real shame we got no play, but it's down to the umpires and referee in the end".

The visiting side, nine of whom recently arrived from the Caribbean to join the Test players, decided against a full training session as Storm Aileen made herself known around the Belfast venue on Tuesday afternoon.

Ireland's one-day global with West Indies was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Wednesday as the Belfast weather intervened. After a hard-fought Test series against England, its morale will also be high as Chris Gayle & Co., the well-known superstars of the game, will return to boost the side. He has been absent from ODIs during a breakdown in relations between some of the players and their employers.

Victory for the Windies at Stormont would have kept them on schedule for an outside shot at automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup in England.

Failure to do so would condemn the West Indies to next year's World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe, alongside Ireland and Afghanistan, ...

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