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.
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 near the start of the month.