Ireland is likely to play their first-ever Test match against Pakistan in Dublin next year.
International Cricket Council confirmed Ireland is just steps away from finalizing the details of their inaugural Test match.
While nothing has yet been officially locked in, as ICC said in a media release on Tuesday that Pakistan will play a “red ball” match against Irish team in April ahead of their two-Test tour of England next year.
Having been the leading associate nation for several years, qualifying for and impressing at several ICC world events, the news is just reward for Irish progress.
The match sequel will be limited on four days instead of traditional five days.
“We can hardly complain about compromising the traditional rhythms of Test cricket when Ireland hasn’t played one yet,” Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom told Cricket Country last month.
“In fact, one might even argue that the four-day experiment is more likely to suit us given our familiarity with the Intercontinental Cup” he added.