Cricket Ireland is Willing to Tour Pakistan in the Near Future

Pakistan cricket fans might get some more international cricket at home grounds as Ireland has shown willingness to visit the country. The Chief Executive of Ireland cricket Warren Deutrom showed his satisfaction over the improved security situation of Pakistan.

Deutrom was pleased with the security arrangements that Pakistan made during the PSL matches and the West Indies tour to Karachi.

The Executive added;

We’ve seen the West Indies’ recent tour which went well. We’ve also seen that some Pakistan Super League (PSL) matches were held in Lahore and Karachi and went off well.

He hinted that Ireland will visit Pakistan in near future after getting approval from ICC security team.

Before taking any decision we will definitely discuss the situation with ICC security and take input from Pakistan itself, but I can see that in the near future, a tour to Pakistan is possible.


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Pakistan’s Response

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi, however, denied any possibility of series with Ireland in Pakistan. The reason behind no series with the Irish is that Pakistan already has a jam-packed schedule. Sethi told;

The fact is that Pakistan has no slot available outside our Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the next twelve months.

He further added that “there is no such item for discussion on my Dublin trip agenda” while talking about his trip to the Ireland capital.

Pakistan and Ireland will faceoff tomorrow which will be Ireland’s first-ever test match. The match will start at 3 pm PST in Dublin.