Ireland game with West Indies abandoned

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Chris Gayle (centre) was scheduled to make his return to West Indies duty in Wednesday’s game

Ireland’s one-day international against the West Indies at Stormont has been abandoned after a shower at lunchtime finally put paid to hopes of any play.

The scheduled start was 10:15 BST but Tuesday’s heavy rain meant the prospect of play always looked slim despite morning sun in Belfast.

A number of pitch inspections took place before the abandonment was announced at 13:30 after yet more rain.

The West Indies face England in a T20 game at Chester-le-Street on Saturday.

This will be followed by a five-match one-day series which starts with Tuesday’s contest at Old Trafford.

Chris Gayle was set to feature at Stormont after both he and Marlon Samuels returned to the West Indies squad for the one-day games.

The duo had been absent from the squad following disagreements with the West Indies Cricket Board over their non-availability for domestic games.


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