Ireland will make its maiden trip to Pakistan for a white-ball series in 2025.

14-05-2024, TUE

Cricket Ireland officially confirmed their first men’s tour of Pakistan in August and September next year.
While the particular fixture of the white-ball tour has yet to be decided, Cricket Ireland announced that they will go to Pakistan next year for a tour tentatively scheduled for August/September.

 

To be ready for the ICC T20 World Cup next month, the two teams are now playing a three-match T201 series in Ireland. PCB Chair Mohsin Naqvi met with Cricket Ireland Chair Brian MacNeice to talk about the team’s 2025 visit to Pakistan.
Positive discussions, according to MacNeice, were had. Ireland’s men’s squad would make its first trip to Pakistan the following year.
“It was a pleasure to have Chairman Naqvi visit Dublin, and our meeting was quite fruitful. According to ICC, MacNeice stated, “The PCB chairman’s presence in Ireland was greatly appreciated and is a strong indicator of the excellent relationship between the two boards.”

 

Future men’s, women’s, and Wolves-level matchups were among the many topics discussed. After the tour to Pakistan by our senior women in 2022, I’m delighted that we were able to get an agreement on a men’s tour for the following year,” he continued. The third and final game of the ongoing series between Pakistan and Ireland is scheduled for Tuesday in Dublin. The series is now tied at one game apiece. Over the past week, the Pakistani team has performed admirably as ambassadors for their nation, engaging with supporters with great generosity while in Ireland.We eagerly anticipate tomorrow’s series finale and, of course, our encounter at the T20 World Cup next month,” MacNeice continued.

 

“Ireland and Pakistan have a long-standing connection in cricket; in fact, the two teams’ first meeting took place in Dublin in 1962, and Pakistan has faced us in both our men’s and women’s Test matches from the first. We appreciate Chairman Naqvi and the PCB for their continued friendship and support, and we look forward to this auspicious visit,” he continued. The first announcement that Ireland would also play a Test series in Pakistan outside of the FTP came from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

 

“Chairman Cricket Ireland said that the Irish team would visit Pakistan next year in August-September for a Test series and would also review the possibility of a women’s team tour to Pakistan soon,” the PCB statement read. Currently, Pakistan is playing a three-match T201 series in Ireland. The series is now tied at one game each, and on Tuesday, the sides will meet in the series decider to determine the winner.

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