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Training was cancelled at the weekend after an unnamed player received a positive result and, while that has been confirmed and he remains in isolation, his three close contacts - believed to be housemates - have all tested negative. (stock photo)

Training was cancelled at the weekend after an unnamed player received a positive result and, while that has been confirmed and he remains in isolation, his three close contacts - believed to be housemates - have all tested negative. (stock photo)

Training was cancelled at the weekend after an unnamed player received a positive result and, while that has been confirmed and he remains in isolation, his three close contacts - believed to be housemates - have all tested negative. (stock photo)

Ireland men's elite training can resume today after a round of Covid-19 tests were undertaken, with no further positive cases found.

Training was cancelled at the weekend after an unnamed player received a positive result and, while that has been confirmed and he remains in isolation, his three close contacts - believed to be housemates - have all tested negative.

"In line with HSE guidelines, those players will also remain in isolation pending a further test next week," said a Cricket Ireland statement.

"If that test confirms a negative result, the trio can then resume full training.

"For all other players, training can resume from tomorrow in adherence to our normal Covid-19 training protocols."

The first action of the campaign is the Interprovincial Cup clash between Leinster Lightning and North West Warriors on May 1.

The Northern Cricket Union and North West are waiting to hear the announcement from the Northern Ireland Executive today, which is expected to give indicative dates when club cricket can resume.

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With Covid protocols still certain to be in place, and club pavilions still likely to be out of bounds, both unions are expecting to begin the season with their T20 competitions, hopefully in the middle of next month.

Cricket Ireland are continuing to plan for a full season of international action and, hot on the heels of confirmation of the men's summer programme - which features nine home internationals - and the women's programme set to begin with a 50-over series against an England XI, the plans for the youth season have also been revealed.

The Under-19s, who have a World Cup qualifier in Scotland, are set to feature in the Emerging interpro series alongside the four provinces.

At Under-17 level, the annual Celtic Cup clashes against Scotland are set to resume this year, while the Under-15 boys have been pencilled in for a home series against the Scots.

The Under-17 girls hope to take part in a series with Scotland and the Netherlands, and the Under-15s should get a tour to England.

At youth interprovincial level, there should be tournaments for both Under-17 and Under-15s, with the NCU and North West girls also lined up for games in an expanded tournament which will include two Leinster teams.


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