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Windies confirmed as fifth touring side to Ireland in 2019

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The Windies will take part in a one-day international tri-series in Ireland, also involving Bangladesh, to be played in Clontarf and Malahide in May.

The two teams last met at the ICC Men’s World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe, when Ireland went down by 52 runs. At the end of the tournament, the Windies joined Afghanistan as the teams to get tickets to the marquee event in England and Wales in 2019, while Ireland missed out.

Ireland and the Windies last met in March 2018 during the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe
Ireland and the Windies last met in March 2018 during the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe

The Windies have now been confirmed as the fifth team to tour Ireland in 2019, in an international men’s schedule of 16 fixtures to be played in Malahide, Clontarf, Bready and Stormont. The other teams that will travel to Ireland in 2019 are England, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe.

Coming close on the heels of Ireland’s elevation to the status of a Test-playing country – along with Afghanistan – the update has caused great excitement in the country.

  2019 home schedule 
3 MayIreland v England (ODI)Malahide
5 MayIreland v West Indies (ODI Tri-Series)Clontarf
7 MayWest Indies v Bangladesh (ODI Tri-Series)Clontarf
9 MayIreland v Bangladesh (ODI Tri-Series)Malahide
11 MayIreland v West Indies (ODI Tri-Series)Malahide
13 MayWest Indies v Bangladesh (ODI Tri-Series)Malahide
15 MayIreland v Bangladesh (ODI Tri-Series)Clontarf
17 MayFinal (ODI Tri-Series)Malahide
19 MayIreland v Afghanistan (ODI)Stormont
21 MayIreland v Afghanistan (ODI)Stormont
1 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (ODI)Bready
4 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (ODI)Stormont
7 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (ODI)Stormont
10 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (T20I)Stormont
12 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (T20I)Bready
13 JulyIreland v Zimbabwe (T20I)Bready

“While 2018 was a breakthrough year in many ways for Irish cricket, 2019 is set to be another momentous year for our sport,” said Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland.

“Next season, we will host five Full Member nations – with a number of the teams having not played here for many years. Zimbabwe’s last match in Ireland, for instance, was in 2003, while a senior West Indies side hasn’t been seen in on-field action in Ireland since 2007.”

In 2019, Ireland will also play their first overseas Test match, against Afghanistan in India, in March, and will also take part in a Test match at Lord’s against England in July.

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