Windies/ire­land ODI washed out

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 3 -

BELFAST – Rain forced the aban­don­ment of the one-off One-day In­ter­na­tional be­tween Ire­land and West Indies with­out a ball bowled here yes­ter­day.

A wet out­field caused by heavy overnight rain had ini­tially de­layed the start but the rains even­tu­ally re­turned just be­fore a sched­uled 1:30 pm (8:30 am Eastern Caribbean time) in­spec­tion, forc­ing of­fi­cials to call off the con­test.

The no-re­sult is a set­back for the West Indies, who are in dan­ger of fail­ing to qual­ify au­to­mat­i­cally for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Eng­land. They are cur­rently ninth in the ODI rank­ings, with hosts Eng­land along with the re­main­ing top seven teams, gain­ing au­to­matic qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

With eighth placed Sri Lanka swept 5-0 by In­dia re­cently, West Indies must trounce Eng­land 4-1 or bet­ter, in or­der to as­sume eighth spot in the rank­ings. (CMC/EZS)

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