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Eire cricket staff. (Photograph supply: Twitter)

DUBLIN – Cricket Eire has put tickets on public sale forward of the largest summer time of cricket in Irish historical past – with Eire’s males’s and girls’s worldwide groups set to tackle seven of the world’s prime groups over a three-month interval.

Billed because the ‘Season of Stars’, Eire Males will play white-ball collection’ in opposition to India, New Zealand, South Africa and Afghanistan, whereas Eire Girls will play a white-ball collection in opposition to South Africa and a T20I Tri-Sequence in opposition to Australia and Pakistan.

23 of the 25 matches will likely be performed throughout the worldwide venues in Eire, whereas the lads’s two-match T20I collection in opposition to South Africa will likely be hosted at Seat Distinctive Stadium in Bristol.

Highlights

Eire Males’s three-match one-day worldwide collection in opposition to New Zealand will likely be a part of the ICC World Cup Tremendous League; and Eire Girls’s three-match one-day worldwide collection in opposition to South Africa would be the Irish facet’s first-ever matches within the ICC Girls’s Championship.

The go to of the India Males’s facet is their first go to since 2018. These two matches have been performed in entrance of sell-out crowds and are believed to have been the most-watched tv occasion staged in Eire, with a broadcast attain of lots of of tens of millions globally. The go to of Australia Girls will come just some months after the Southern Stars gained the ICC Girls’s World Cup.

Tickets on sale 

Tickets will likely be on basic sale from noon 13 April 2022, with on-line gross sales obtainable from https://www.cricketireland.ie/tickets.

Hospitality choices

A variety of hospitality choices have additionally gone on sale for followers in search of a particular expertise whereas having fun with the cricket, with info obtainable from https://bit.ly/3JC5Xgv.

Members with advantages

As an extra alternative for cricket followers, a brand new membership programme has opened, providing reductions on tickets in addition to a spread of advantages. Discover out extra at: https://www.theblarneyarmy.com.

Warren Deutrom, Chief Govt of Cricket Eire, mentioned: “We’re delighted to launch tickets for most of the people at this time. Not solely is there a pent-up demand for stay cricket after two years with out full crowds being allowed, however the calibre of groups visiting signifies that followers shouldn’t depart it to the final minute to guide tickets. If our early-bird ticket gross sales to members and the pre-sold out matches in opposition to India in 2018 are indicators, the indicators are optimistic that followers will likely be again in massive numbers to help our males’s and girls’s groups.

“Regardless of inflation in prices and difficulties sourcing the non permanent infrastructure for the season, we have now stored ticket costs aggressive, significantly given the calibre of opposition. And there are additional reductions on tickets obtainable in the event you take up our membership supply.

“In keeping with the rising professionalism of the ladies’s recreation, we have now launched for the primary time an entry price for adults to ladies’s internationals. The grownup ticket worth could solely be €5 / £5 (children under-16 go free), however the transfer represents a symbolic change in the way in which we’re constructing worth round ladies’s worldwide cricket. Professionally-contracted gamers, world-class opponents, hospitality choices, native advertising campaigns, broadcast streaming – are all indicators of the progress we’re making and we consider the followers will purchase in to the brand new period and are available out to help the ladies’s facet like by no means earlier than.

“And we name on followers to essentially present their help visibly this yr by carrying their inexperienced and making their presence felt. We very a lot sit up for welcoming Irish cricket followers again and eagerly anticipate the chance to look at our groups compete in opposition to a few of the world’s greatest over the approaching months.”

IRELAND MEN’S FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Eire v India Males T20I collection

Sunday 26 June: Eire v India, 1st T20I (Malahide)*

Tuesday 28 June: Eire v India, 2nd T20I (Malahide)*

* Topic to licence

Eire v New Zealand Males collection

Sunday 10 July: Eire v New Zealand, 1st ODI (Malahide)

Tuesday 12 July: Eire v New Zealand, 2nd ODI (Malahide)

Friday 15 July: Eire v New Zealand, third ODI (Malahide)

Monday 18 July: Eire v New Zealand, 1st T20I (Stormont)

Wednesday 20 July: Eire v New Zealand, 2nd T20I (Stormont)

Friday 22 July: Eire v New Zealand, third T20I (Stormont)

Eire v South Africa Males T20I collection

Wednesday 3 August: Eire v South Africa, 1st T20I (Bristol)

Friday 5 August: Eire v South Africa, 2nd T20I (Bristol)

Eire v Afghanistan T20I collection

Tuesday 9 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 1st T20I (Stormont)

Thursday 11 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 2nd T20I (Stormont)

Friday 12 August: Eire v Afghanistan, third T20I (Stormont)

Monday 15 August: Eire v Afghanistan, 4th T20I (Stormont)

Wednesday 17 August: Eire v Afghanistan, fifth T20I (Stormont)

IRELAND WOMEN’S FIXTURE SCHEDULE

Eire v South Africa 

Friday 3 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – 1st T20I (Pembroke)

Monday 6 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – 2nd T20I (Pembroke)

Wednesday 8 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – third T20I (Pembroke)

Saturday 11 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – 1st ODI (Clontarf)

Tuesday 14 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – 2nd ODI (Clontarf)

Friday 17 June 2022: Eire Girls v South Africa Girls – third ODI (Clontarf)

Eire Girls’s summer time tri-series

Saturday 16 July 2022: Australia Girls v Pakistan Girls – T20I (Bready)

Sunday 17 July 2022: Eire Girls v Australia Girls – T20I (Bready)

Tuesday 19 July 2022: Eire Girls v Pakistan Girls – T20I (Bready)

Thursday 21 July 2022: Eire Girls v Australia Girls – T20I (Bready)

Saturday 23 July 2022: Pakistan Girls v Australia Girls – T20I (Bready)

Sunday 24 July 2022: Eire Girls v Pakistan Girls – T20I (Bready)

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