Ireland announces schedule for inaugural Test against Pakistan

  • Pakistan will play the Test against Ireland from May 11 to May 15 next year
  • A decision on the venue will be announced in the coming weeks
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KARACHI – Cricket Ireland has announced the dates of its inaugural and one-off Test match against Pakistan.

According to Ireland Cricket Board, Pakistan will play the Test against Ireland from May 11 to May 15 in 2018.

“The dates of Ireland’s inaugural Test match as an ICC Full Member – against Pakistan – have been confirmed as Friday May 11th to Tuesday May 15th,” said a statement by Cricket Ireland following its board meeting.

“A decision on the venue will be announced in the coming weeks,” the statement added.

It is being speculated that Malahide in Dublin is favourite to host the Test.

Ireland and Afghanistan were given Test status in June when they became the 11th and 12th full members of the ICC.