Trinidad and Tobago: Two Plate matches of the ICC Under 19 Men’s Cricket World Cup have been cancelled after nine Canada players tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The players will now undertake a period of isolation where their welfare will be monitored by the event medical team. Canada’s plate playoff semifinal against Scotland, which was scheduled on January 29, stands cancelled.
In accordance with the playing conditions, Scotland will progress to the 13th/14th play-off as a result of having a better net run rate than Canada from all matches played in the event. The 15th/16th play-off that would have featured Canada against either Uganda or PNG will also not take place.
Chris Tetley, the ICC Head of Events, said: “We’re incredibly disappointed to have to cancel two ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup games due to Covid-19 at this stage of the event. “We were expecting to see some positive cases throughout the event and to date, these have been managed in accordance with our biosafety plan without impacting on fixtures. However, with so many players from the Canadian team testing positive it’ll not be possible to stage these games. “The players are now self-isolating and will receive full support from the event medical team under the guidance of the Bio-Safety Advisory Group,” added Tetley.