Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland, said:
“We are delighted to welcome back Sky Sports for our first home international of the 2019 season. Sky has been a regular visitor to our shores over the years and we are looking forward to their cameras covering a great contest with a team currently ranked #1 in the ODI format.”
“We expect intense interest in this match from cricket fans in Ireland and the UK, and based on previous experience, a lively travelling contingent of English fans. I’m sure it won’t go without notice that the match is on a Friday, making it the perfect excuse for a long-weekend trip to Dublin.”
“The match also comes nearly two years from the last time these two sides met in the ODI format, when Ireland played a two-match series at Bristol and Lord’s in front of large crowds. We would hope for a sell-out, so we’d recommend getting in early to avoid missing out.”
This announcement comes on the back of Cricket Ireland signing its first multi-year media rights deal (which was recently concluded). While Sky Sports will broadcast in Ireland and the UK, broadcast details for other markets will be announced closer to the match.
Tickets on sale
Tickets have gone on sale for the match (available through Ticketek here).
NB: An additional booking fee applies to all purchases made through Ticketmaster.
Limited hospitality packages are additionally available from €349 per person, including seating in the hospitality marquee, continental breakfast, luxury lunch and a complimentary bar.
Further information on these packages, including booking forms, is available at: www.cricketireland.ie/about/events
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