Cricket365 – England are in negotiations to play against Ireland in a Test match at Lord’s next year, according to reports in the British media.

Summary

  • England are in negotiations to play against Ireland in a Test match at Lord’s next year, according to reports in the British media.
  • The Test would take place between the World Cup, which will be played in the UK, and the 2019 Ashes series, which England will also host.
  • Cricket Ireland confirmed they were in talks with  the ECB to play a Test against England in 2019.
  • Ireland, who were granted Test status last year, played their inaugural game in the longest format against Pakistan last month, eventually going on to lose by five wickets.
  • The ICC approved four-day Test matches last year, with South Africa and Zimbabwe taking part in a shortened match – which required 98 overs to be bowled per day instead of 90 in a traditional five-day game – on Boxing Day.


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