Ireland Women's Team
Eire Girls’s Workforce (Picture Supply: Twitter)

DUBLIN and LAHORE – The Eire Girls’s squads have been introduced for his or her first-ever tour of Pakistan that can see them play three ICC Girls’s Championship 2022-25 fixtures from 4-9 November, which shall be adopted by three T20Is from 12-16 November. All six matches shall be performed on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The guests will arrive in Lahore on 29 October and can have 4 days of apply within the lead-up to the ODI collection.

Whereas Eire and Pakistan have a historical past of worldwide cricket between the 2 sides courting again 60 years, this would be the first time a senior males’s or girls’s facet can have performed in Pakistan.

Eire Girls and Pakistan Girls first met in a world match on the 1997 Girls’s World Cup, when the Irish group prevailed by 182 runs (scorecard). The 2 sides subsequently met in a Check match in July 2000 (scorecard) in Dublin. They’ve performed one another 34 instances throughout all codecs (Pakistan gained 25, Eire gained 9) – the final encounter being this summer season when Eire hosted Pakistan as a part of a Tri-Collection that additionally concerned Australia.

Eire would be the fourth worldwide cricket group to go to Pakistan in 2022 after Australia, West Indies and England males’s sides toured earlier this yr.

The Eire squad will arrive in Lahore on 29 October and maintain coaching periods on 31 October to three November.

Laura Delany, Captain of Eire Girls, mentioned: “Because the tour to Pakistan was introduced, the squad has been buzzing with pleasure at being the primary Irish facet – male or feminine – to play in Pakistan.

“It’s nice to see Selectors have assembled a gifted squad and, as we demonstrated in July after we performed one another, the 2 sides are fairly evenly balanced, so it’s set for an thrilling collection. House benefit could also be a consider principle, nonetheless, I imagine our squad will acclimatise shortly and shall be up for the problem.”

Warren Deutrom, Chief Government of Cricket Eire, mentioned: “We now have been working carefully with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), safety consultants and native diplomatic companies to make sure the upcoming tour is comprehensively deliberate out as to the well being, security and safety of gamers and coaches, in addition to offering recommendation to travelling households and followers. We now have additionally liaised with the cricket boards of nations which have lately toured and are happy that the welfare of our squad shall be a high precedence for the hosts

“However, most of all, that is about cricket and an exquisite alternative for our senior squad to play in such a passionate cricket-loving nation as Pakistan. Eire and Pakistan have a deep cricket bond in each girls’s and males’s cricket – and we all know our gamers are extraordinarily excited to play there for the primary time ever in only a few weeks.

“We additionally prolong our sincerest due to the PCB for being so collegiate and proactive in internet hosting us for these six matches.”

Eire Squad

ODI 

Laura Delany (capt), Rachel Delaney, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

T20I 

Laura Delany (capt), Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.

PAK-W vs IRE-W Fixtures

4 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – 1st ODI (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time) *

6 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – 2nd ODI (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time) *

9 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – third ODI (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time) *

12 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – 1st T20I (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time)

14 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – 2nd T20I (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time)

16 November 2022: Pakistan Girls v Eire Girls – third T20I (Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore; 10am begin native time)

* The ODIs are a part of the ICC Girls’s Championship

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