Ireland will be playing a home series against India, New Zealand, Afghanistan and South Africa this summer but red cricket fans will be disappointed to learn that there are no test matches scheduled on the calendar. compete this year.
Also, while Cricket Ireland yesterday announced that India will play two T20 matches at Malahide on June 26 and 28, subject to license, India’s period reported last week that there would be only one game against Boys in Green.
If that proves the case – and the world’s game powers often do their part – the economics of having to build a pop-up stadium in Malahide would suggest a possible clash. take place somewhere in the UK.
Ireland have agreed to play one of their ‘home’ series in Bristol, at home to Gloucestershire, with a pair of T20 internationals against South Africa set to for August 3 and 5.
Again with financial problems, a trip to Zimbabwe in April, which could include a test match, was postponed – as was a visit to Bangladesh in May – and a tour of Ireland by Afghanistan. in August is not set to include a multi-day match.
Ireland has not played a test since losing to England at Lord’s in 2019.
The highlight of the home season will be a visit to New Zealand, with number one ODI expected to play three World Super Cup matches at Malahide from July 10-15, and the series T20 game next week in Belfast.
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