Ireland women's cricket tour to Thailand cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

The World Cup qualifiers will take place in Sri Lanka in July (PA Images)
The World Cup qualifiers will take place in Sri Lanka in July (PA Images)
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Ireland women's cricket tour to Thailand has been called off due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

The Netherlands, Ireland, Zimbabwe and hosts Thailand were all set to take part in the 50-over tournament in April.

Cricket Ireland's performance director Richard Holdsworth said: "The health and safety of players, staff and travelling fans is paramount.

"While disappointing from a cricket perspective, we readily agreed with the advice from Thailand."

The Cricket Association of Thailand said the tournament had to be cancelled 'in the interests of player safety after ongoing discussions with the relevant medical authorities and the Sports Authority of Thailand'.

Holdsworth added: "It's an important few months for the women's team in the lead up to the World Cup Qualifier, so we will be working on a replacement set of fixtures in an alternate location to ensure the women are as prepared for this tournament."

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