Ireland-Afghanistan ODI at Stormont abandoned

Rain prevented play in the opening ODI between Ireland and Afghanistan in Belfast
Rain prevented play in the opening ODI between Ireland and Afghanistan in Belfast

The opening one-day international between Ireland and Afghanistan in Belfast was abandoned because of rain.

Torrential showers on Sunday meant no play was possible at Stormont and umpires Ian Ramage and Roland Black called off the game at 14:45 BST.

The next scheduled match in the series will take place at the Belfast venue on Tuesday.

Stormont is hosting all five ODIs between the teams, with the other games on 14, 17 and 19 July.

Ireland squad (v Afghanistan): William Porterfield (capt) (Warwickshire), George Dockrell (Leinster Lightning), John Anderson (Leinster Lightning/Merrion), Peter Chase (Leinster Lightning/Malahide), Ed Joyce (Sussex), Tyrone Kane (Leinster Lightning/Merrion), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Andy McBrine (NW Warriors/Donemana), Barry McCarthy (Durham), Kevin O'Brien (Leinster Lightning/Railway Union), Stuart Poynter (Durham), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Sean Terry (Leinster Lightning/YMCA), Gary Wilson (Surrey).

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