Ireland plans first-ever white-ball series visit to Pakistan in 2025


 Ireland: Cricket Ireland formally announced that they would go on their first men’s tour to Pakistan in August and September of the following year.

Cricket Ireland said that they would go to Pakistan in August or September of the following year; however, the specific timetable for the white-ball trip is still pending.

In order to be ready for the ICC T20 World Cup next month, the two teams are now playing a three-match T20I series in Ireland. PCB Chair Mohsin Naqvi met with Cricket Ireland Chair Brian MacNeice to talk about the team’s 2025 visit to Pakistan.

Positive discussions, according to MacNeice, were had. Ireland’s men’s squad would make its maiden trip to Pakistan the following year.

“It was a pleasure to have Chairman Naqvi visit Dublin, and our meeting was quite fruitful. According to the ICC, MacNeice said, “The PCB chairman’s presence in Ireland was greatly appreciated and is a strong indicator of the excellent relationship between the two boards.”

“There was much discussion, including potential future matchups at the men’s, women’s, and Wolves levels. The men’s visit that we were able to arrange for next year is something I’m very happy about. It will be another historic first after the senior women’s tour to Pakistan in 2022,” he said.

The third and final game of the ongoing series between Pakistan and Ireland is scheduled for Tuesday in Dublin. The series is now level at one game apiece.

“Over the last week, the Pakistani team has been outstanding as an ambassador for their nation, and they have been really kind to supporters throughout their stay in Ireland. We eagerly anticipate tomorrow’s series finale and, of course, our encounter in the T20 World Cup next month,” MacNeice said.

“Ireland and Pakistan have a long-standing connection in cricket; in fact, the two teams’ first encounter took place in Dublin in 1962, and Pakistan has faced us in both our men’s and women’s Test matches since the first. We appreciate Chairman Naqvi and the PCB for their continued friendship and support, and we look forward to this auspicious visit,” he said.

The first announcement, which was not included in the FTP, came from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), stating that Ireland would also play a Test series in Pakistan.

“Chairman Cricket Ireland said that the Irish team would visit Pakistan next year in August-September for a Test series and would also review the possibility of a women’s team tour to Pakistan soon,” the PCB statement said.

For a three-match Twenty20 International series, Pakistan is presently in Ireland. The series is now tied at one game each, and on Tuesday, the sides will meet in the series decider to determine the winner.


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