Ireland to host Tri-nation series against Bangladesh and Windies in 2019
Ireland are looking to elevate the number of international matches to be played in the country.
In May 2019, Ireland will host a Tri-nation limited over series comprised of Bangladesh and West Indies that will take the toll of international matches to be played in the country up to 16 matches in coming year.
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland said,
“While 2018 was a breakthrough year in many ways for Irish cricket, 2019 is set to be another momentous year for our sport. Next season we will host five Full Member nations – with a number of the teams having not played here for many years.”
The Tri-series is set to start in May 5, 2019 with the match against West Indies at Clontarf followed by the match against Bangladesh on 9th May at Malahide.
Cricket Ireland CEO, while speaking about the spreading of matches in all possible venues said they want to maximize the extension of the game in the country.
“In all, we will be hosting eight matches in Dublin and eight matches across Northern Ireland. The venues have been chosen to spread the fixture load across our four international-rated grounds – with five matches at Malahide, three at Clontarf, five at Stormont and three at Bready,” he said.
“The configuration of fixtures also allows teams involved in the Tri-Series to all be located in the same city to reduce travel impacts and maximize training and acclimatization opportunity for those sides as part of their build-up to Cricket World Cup 2019,” he added.
The latest inclusion in the elite member list of ICC, Ireland will play a historic four day match against England in 2019.