After the unfortunate cancellation of Euro T20 Slam finally here is some good news for Ireland cricket fans. Upcoming T20I series with Bangladesh will be played in England. “Confirmed by Cricket Ireland.
Irish Cricket comes to an agreement with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to host 4 matches Men’s T20I cricket series in England as an official Venue.
Cricket Ireland comes to this decision after realizing that the 12 pitches aren’t enough to host 15 matches. As a result, the board decided to host Bangladesh vs Ireland series in England. However, they left a safe window for upcoming Future Tour Programme hosting obligations and Euro T20 SLAM which is expected to be played this year and Ireland home will be the one of Venue. They Also kept the spot for World Cup Super League matches in Ireland.
Cricket Ireland chief executive Warren Deutrom thanked ECB for their support and added:
“We greatly appreciate the support of the ECB and each of the venues involved in hosting this series,” said Deutrom.
“This will be a great set of fixtures being played in some of England’s finest and most atmospheric grounds.
“2020 is one of Ireland’s biggest home seasons with three major nations touring and 15 matches to host.
“Consequently, it has been our most complex match allocation process ever, given the multiple challenges we are working through.
“Chief among these is the loss of access to one of our four international grounds for probably two seasons, with Clontarf undergoing extensive renovations.”
Deutrom is confident that the Ireland team will garner good support during the series in England.
“Irish fans will have 11 top-class international matches to enjoy at home – including opportunities to watch the world’s number one T20 side and the World Cup runners-up,” added Deutrom.
“The two One-Day Internationals we played in England in 2017, and the overwhelming response to the Lord’s Test last year, shows that there is a great interest in Irish cricket in the United Kingdom, so we will be expecting plenty of green in the stands.”
“Our thanks also to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for their agreement to support this initiative, and we look forward to a great series.”
Tom Harrison, Chief Executive Officer of the ECB, is looking forward to welcoming cricket fans from both nations to their grounds.
“We are passionate about helping to protect and grow the game across the world and we are delighted to be able to support Cricket Ireland by hosting this series,” said Harrison.
“We can’t wait to welcome both Ireland and Bangladesh as part of what promises to be an incredibly exciting summer of cricket.
“We saw at first hand the passion and joy both Irish and Bangladeshi fans brought to our venues last year and I’m sure both sets of supporters will enjoy some high quality cricket at all four grounds.”
Ireland VS Bangladesh T20I Series Schedule
- T20I #1: Friday 22 May 2020 at Kia Oval (start time 6.30pm, GMT)
- T20I #2: Sunday 24 May 2020 at The Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford (start time 2.00pm, GMT)
- T20I #3: Wednesday 27 May 2020 at The Bristol County Ground (start time 6.30pm, GMT)
- T20I #4: Friday 29 May 2020 at Edgbaston Stadium (start time 7.00pm, GMT)
Tickets will go on general sale from 16 March 2020 with fans able to purchase directly from each venue. The ticket prices will range between £1-£5