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Dates and venue announced for Ireland Men's West Indies fixtures

Dates and venue announced for Ireland Men's West Indies fixtures
Dates and venue announced for Ireland Men's West Indies fixtures
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Cricket West Indies (CWI) today confirmed the match schedule for the Ireland Men’s tour of the West Indies.

Ireland will play three CG Insurance One-Day Internationals (ODI), to be followed by a one off T20 International (T20I) at Sabina Park, Jamaica from Saturday, January 8 to Sunday, January 16.

The CG Insurance ODIs will start at 9.30am local time (10.30am Eastern Caribbean / 2.30pm Ireland) and the T20I will start at 4pm local time (5pm Eastern Caribbean / 9pm Ireland). All matches will be available in Ireland and the United Kingdom on BT Sport on its sport channels and across its digital platforms.

Match schedule – at Sabina Park

  • January 8: 1st CG Insurance ODI – 9.30am (10.30am Eastern Caribbean / 2.30pm Ireland)
  • January 11: 2nd CG Insurance ODI – 9.30am (10.30am Eastern Caribbean / 2.30pm Ireland)
  • January 14: 3rd CG Insurance ODI – 9.30am (10.30am Eastern Caribbean / 2.30pm Ireland)
  • January 16: T20I International - 4pm (5pm Eastern Caribbean / 9pm Ireland)

A warm-up match prior to the first ODI will be announced in due course.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Ireland back to the West Indies in January. They last visited the Caribbean in 2020 and we had some exciting encounters, so we can anticipate a competitive series to start the new year,” said Johnny Grave, CEO of CWI.

“This will be the start of a very busy year for us at CWI, as we host several international teams as well as the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup. We want to thank the Government of Jamaica and our colleagues at the Jamaica Cricket Association, who have been working closely with us to make sure that the tour can take place safely and smoothly. We’d also like to thank title sponsors CG Insurance for their ongoing support and investment in cricket, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it has been vital funding to help us to sustain the sport across our Caribbean countries and communities.”

Naz Farrow, CEO of CG Insurance said: “When we first began our partnership a few years ago, we would have never imagined that the teams, and the world, were about to face one of the biggest challenges of this generation. Throughout the pandemic, we have been thrilled to see the players and teams work through the various obstacles to constantly deliver world-class cricket. Even now, as Ireland joins to play the ODIs in January, we are proud to continue to support CWI, and this series, and look forward to these exciting matches in 2022.”

Richard Holdsworth, High Performance Director of Cricket Ireland, said:

“We are pleased to be returning to the Caribbean where we have so many great memories. The World Cup Super League is a crucial set of fixtures for Ireland as we attempt to qualify for the next Cricket World Cup, and – if the series in 2020 is anything to go by - we look forward to a highly competitive series in January.”