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‘Ireland open to Pakistan tour if all stars align’

Dawn – 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 ‘all the stars align’, the chief executive of men’s Test cricket’s newest nation has said.
  • The Irish made their Test debut with a highly creditable five-wicket loss to Pakistan at Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin concluded on Tuesday.
  • The match further strengthened the cricket bonds between Ireland and Pakistan, which date back to when the non-Test nation knocked the sub-continental giants out of the 2007 World Cup with a stunning win in Jamaica.
  • Pakistan became a no-go area for leading cricket teams after an attack by armed militants on Sri Lanka’s team bus in Lahore in 2009, with the United Arab Emirates becoming the team’s unofficial home.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board hope to be able to host a full series by 2020 and Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom said on Tuesday that his organisation remained ‘very amenable’ to touring Pakistan.


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