BBC UK – Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom will be counting the cost of a full missed dayIreland v Pakistan, TestVenue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Time:11:00 BSTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport website
Cricket’s arch enemy claimed another victim on a day when it surely could have shown a little clemency.

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  • Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom will be counting the cost of a full missed dayIreland v Pakistan, TestVenue: Malahide CC, County Dublin Dates: 11-15 May Time:11:00 BSTCoverage: Updates on BBC Radio Ulster and reports on the BBC Sport websiteCricket’s arch enemy claimed another victim on a day when it surely could have shown a little clemency.
  • A few tall trees on the boundary edge swayed like a drunken sailor as a gusting, chill wind also came to the party to make this, even for Ireland, a particularly grim day.
  • But this is Test cricket, it is played over five days and there is an improved forecast for the rest of the game.
  • And sure, five straight days without rain in Ireland is close to impossible so it’s more a shrug of the shoulders than screaming at the sky.
  • It is just the sense of anti-climax, of 11 May being set in stone as the day to celebrate Ireland becoming the 11th team to play Test cricket.


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