Officials from Cricket Ireland are actively monitoring the current security situation between India and Pakistan.
Ireland Monitoring India’s Situation Ahead Of Afghanistan ODI
Reports indicate that Cricket Ireland are keeping an eye on the security situation that has seen India’s Dehradun Airport briefly shut down ahead of their one-day international match against Afghanistan.
The two teams have already faced each other in an T20I series in which Afghanistan was the winner.
According to Belfast Telegraph, the Ireland team are in Dehradun for the first of their five-game ODI series against Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team; however, tensions between India and Pakistan have led to airspace around the city being shut down.
Both countries claim to have downed jets belonging to the other, which led to the restrictions being placed upon the airports.
These restrictions have since been lifted, however tensions still exist between the two countries, leading Cricket Ireland to release a statement regarding the situation.
“Officials from Cricket Ireland are actively monitoring the current security situation between India and Pakistan, amid reports that Dehradun airport had briefly shut down,” read the statement.
“Management is liaising with the squad, and engaging with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, ICC, Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
“Preparations are currently continuing in advance of the upcoming ODI series, however Cricket Ireland will comply with any official advice over coming days in order to ensure the safety and security of players and team management."