Ireland announce itinerary for white-ball series against India

Ireland announce itinerary for white-ball series against India

Ireland will also host South Africa, New Zealand and Afghanistan in July-August, while the women's team will host South Africa apart from playing a tri-series involving Australia and Pakistan.

Ireland cricket team
Ireland cricket team. (Photo source: Twitter)

DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland has put tickets on public sale ahead of the biggest summer of cricket in Irish history – with Ireland’s men’s and women’s international teams set to take on seven of the world’s top teams over a three-month period.

Billed as the ‘Season of Stars’, Ireland Men will play white-ball series’ against India, New Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan, while Ireland Women will play a white-ball series against South Africa and a T20I Tri-Series against Australia and Pakistan.

23 of the 25 matches will be played across the international venues in Ireland, while the men’s two-match T20I series against South Africa will be hosted at Seat Unique Stadium in Bristol.

Highlights

Ireland Men’s three-match one-day international series against New Zealand will be part of the ICC World Cup Super League; and Ireland Women’s three-match one-day international series against South Africa will be the Irish side’s first-ever matches in the ICC Women’s Championship.

The visit of the India Men’s side is their first visit since 2018. Those two matches were played in front of sell-out crowds and are believed to have been the most-watched television event staged in Ireland, with a broadcast reach of hundreds of millions globally. The visit of Australia Women will come just a few months after the Southern Stars won the ICC Women’s World Cup.

Tickets on sale 

Tickets will be on general sale from midday 13 April 2022, with online sales available from https://www.cricketireland.ie/tickets.

Hospitality offerings

A range of hospitality offerings have also gone on sale for fans looking for a special experience while enjoying the cricket, with information available from https://bit.ly/3JC5Xgv.

Members with benefits

As a further opportunity for cricket fans, a new membership programme has opened, offering discounts on tickets as well as a range of benefits. Find out more at: https://www.theblarneyarmy.com.

Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said: “We are delighted to release tickets for the general public today. Not only is there a pent-up demand for live cricket after two years without full crowds being allowed, but the calibre of teams visiting means that fans shouldn’t leave it to the last minute to book tickets. If our early-bird ticket sales to members and the pre-sold out matches against India in 2018 are indicators, the signs are positive that fans will be back in big numbers to support our men’s and women’s teams.

“In spite of inflation in costs and difficulties sourcing the temporary infrastructure for the season, we have kept ticket prices competitive, particularly given the calibre of opposition. And there are further discounts on tickets available if you take up our membership offer.

“In line with the increasing professionalism of the women’s game, we have introduced for the first time an entry fee for adults to women’s internationals. The adult ticket price may only be €5 / £5 (kids under-16 go free), but the move represents a symbolic change in the way we are building value around women’s international cricket. Professionally-contracted players, world-class opponents, hospitality offerings, local marketing campaigns, broadcast streaming – are all signs of the progress we are making and we believe the fans will buy in to the new era and come out to support the women’s side like never before.

“And we call on fans to really show their support visibly this year by wearing their green and making their presence felt. We very much look forward to welcoming Irish cricket fans back and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to watch our teams compete against some of the world’s best over the coming months.”

IRELAND MEN’S FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Ireland v India Men T20I series

Sunday 26 June: Ireland v India, 1st T20I (Malahide)*

Tuesday 28 June: Ireland v India, 2nd T20I (Malahide)*

* Subject to licence

Ireland v New Zealand Men series

Sunday 10 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 1st ODI (Malahide)

Tuesday 12 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 2nd ODI (Malahide)

Friday 15 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 3rd ODI (Malahide)

Monday 18 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 1st T20I (Stormont)

Wednesday 20 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 2nd T20I (Stormont)

Friday 22 July: Ireland v New Zealand, 3rd T20I (Stormont)

Ireland v South Africa Men T20I series

Wednesday 3 August: Ireland v South Africa, 1st T20I (Bristol)

Friday 5 August: Ireland v South Africa, 2nd T20I (Bristol)

Ireland v Afghanistan T20I series

Tuesday 9 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 1st T20I (Stormont)

Thursday 11 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I (Stormont)

Friday 12 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 3rd T20I (Stormont)

Monday 15 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 4th T20I (Stormont)

Wednesday 17 August: Ireland v Afghanistan, 5th T20I (Stormont)

IRELAND WOMEN’S FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Ireland v South Africa 

Friday 3 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 1st T20I (Pembroke)

Monday 6 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 2nd T20I (Pembroke)

Wednesday 8 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 3rd T20I (Pembroke)

Saturday 11 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 1st ODI (Clontarf)

Tuesday 14 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 2nd ODI (Clontarf)

Friday 17 June 2022: Ireland Women v South Africa Women – 3rd ODI (Clontarf)

Ireland Women’s summer tri-series

Saturday 16 July 2022: Australia Women v Pakistan Women – T20I (Bready)

Sunday 17 July 2022: Ireland Women v Australia Women – T20I (Bready)

Tuesday 19 July 2022: Ireland Women v Pakistan Women – T20I (Bready)

Thursday 21 July 2022: Ireland Women v Australia Women – T20I (Bready)

Saturday 23 July 2022: Pakistan Women v Australia Women – T20I (Bready)

Sunday 24 July 2022: Ireland Women v Pakistan Women – T20I (Bready)