Cricket Ireland have announced that Ireland men’s and women’s teams will play an international double header this summer.
Cricket Ireland have announced an extensive international summer schedule for Ireland Women, which includes a T20I double header featuring Ireland Women’s and Men’s teams and ends with participation in the Women’s World T20 Qualifier in July in the Netherlands.
Ireland Women will play seven home games, the first four – one T20I, three ODIs – against New Zealand Women, and the final three – all T20Is – against Bangladesh, who they may meet again during WWT20Q.
The second T20I against Bangladesh will be a double header, with Ireland Men set to take on India later that day.
“Not only does this give fans a great cricket experience, but it gives a real boost in exposure for our women,” said Richard Holdsworth, Performance Director at Cricket Ireland. “The team are currently ranked 10th in the world and are playing some great cricket at the moment, so it should be a occasion to savour.”
Also announced were the performance and academy squads for 2018. These and the full list of Ireland Women’s upcoming fixtures are listed below.
2018 Women’s Performance Squad
Aoife Beggs, Rachel Delaney, Laura Delany (C), Kim Garth (VC), Jennifer Gray, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy O’Reilly, Una Raymond-Hoey, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Mary Waldron
2018 Women’s Shapoorji Pallonji Academy Squad
Anna Kerrison, Leah Paul, Lara Maritz, Ruby Neville, Caoimhe McCann, Cliona Tucker, Cara Murray, Louise Little, Orla Prendergast, Amy Hunter, Ellen Ridgeway, Robyn Lewis, Rebecca Stokell
Women’s International Fixtures 2018
Wednesday 6 June
Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women (T20I at YMCA)
Friday 8 June
Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women (ODI at YMCA)
Sunday 10 June
Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women (ODI at The Hills)
Wednesday 13 June
Ireland Women vs New Zealand Women (ODI at Clontarf)
Thursday 28 June
Ireland Women vs Bangladesh Women (T20I at YMCA)
Friday 29 June
Ireland Women vs Bangladesh Women (double header with Ireland Men; T20I at Malahide)
Sunday 1 July
Ireland Women vs Bangladesh Women (T20I at Pembroke)
Saturday 7 July
Ireland Women vs Thailand Women (WWT20Q in the Netherlands)
Sunday 8 July
Ireland Women vs Scotland Women (WWT20Q in the Netherlands)
Tuesday 10 July
Ireland Women vs Uganda Women (WWT20Q in the Netherlands)
Thursday 12 July
Play-Off Semi-Finals* (WWT20Q in the Netherlands)
Saturday 14 July
Play-Off Finals* (WWT20Q in the Netherlands)
* If Ireland progress to that stage of the competition.
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