Sport 24 – Dublin – Ireland are open to touring Pakistan if “all
the stars align,” the chief executive of men’s Test cricket’s newest
nation has said.

Summary

  • Dublin – Ireland are open to touring Pakistan if “allthe stars align,” the chief executive of men’s Test cricket’s newestnation has said.
  • The Irish made their Test debut with a highly creditablefive-wicket loss to Pakistan at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin concluded on Tuesday.
  • The match further strengthened the cricket bonds betweenIreland and Pakistan, which date back to when the non-Test nation knocked thesubcontinental giants out of the 2007 World Cup with a stunning win in Jamaica.
  • Pakistan became a no-go area for leading cricket teams afteran attack by armed militants on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009, withthe United Arab Emirates becoming the team’s unofficial home.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board hope to be able to host a fullseries by 2020 and Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom said on Tuesdaythat his organisation remained “very amenable” to touring Pakistan.


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