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Cricket in Full Swing

Cricket Fans will get a full dose of thrilling games in the coming week as 2017-18 season gets underway in full swing.

Sri Lanka in India (November-December 2017)

16-20 1st Test, Kolkata (04:00 GMT)

24-28 2nd Test, Nagpur (04:00 GMT)


2-6 3rd Test, Delhi (04:00 GMT)

10 1st ODI, Dharamsala (d/n) (08:00 GMT)

13 2nd ODI, Mohali (d/n) (08:00 GMT)

17 3rd ODI, Visakhapatnam (d/n) (08:00 GMT)

20 1st Twenty20 international, Cuttack (d/n) (13:30 GMT)

22 2nd Twenty20 international, Indore (d/n) (13:30 GMT)

24 3rd Twenty20 international, Mumbai (d/n) (13:30 GMT)


West Indies in New Zealand (November 2017-January 2018)


1-5 1st Test, Wellington (Basin Reserve) (22:00 GMT, 30 Nov-4 Dec)

9-13 2nd Test, Hamilton (22:00 GMT, 8-12 Dec)

20 1st ODI, Whangarei (22:00 GMT, 19 Dec)

23 2nd ODI, Christchurch (22:00 GMT, 22 Dec)

26 3rd ODI, Christchurch (22:00 GMT, 25 Dec)

29 1st Twenty20 international, Nelson (02:00 GMT)


1 2nd Twenty20 international, Mount Maunganui (d/n) (06:00 GMT)

3 3rd Twenty20 international, Mount Maunganui (d/n) (06:00 GMT)


Afghanistan v Ireland (in UAE) (December 2017)

Zimbabwe in South Africa (December 2017)

India in South Africa (December 2017-February 2018)

Pakistan in New Zealand (January 2018)

T20 tri-series: England in Australia & New Zealand (February 2018)

Australia in South Africa (February-April 2018)

England in New Zealand (February-April 2018)

Pakistan in Ireland (May 2018) - dates not yet announced

Pakistan in England & Scotland (May-June 2018)

Australia in England (June 2018)

India in England (July-September 2018)

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An agreement between the two countries was reached during the International Cricket Council meeting in Auckland.

Ireland and Afghanistan were given Test status in June when they became the 11th and 12th full members of the ICC.


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Cricket Ireland has since been looking for suitable opponents for an historic first match.

"We are excited to welcome Pakistan to Ireland for our inaugural Test match next year," said Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom.

"It has been our wish to make our Test debut in front of our own fans within 12 months of becoming a Test nation, and against a big team - so I'm delighted."



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Pakistan were top of the Test match rankings as recently as last year before slipping back after the retirement of captain Misbah-ul-Haq and senior batsman Younus Khan.

"There is a lot of work to do from now to ensure that it will be an occasion to remember but we, and I'm sure our players and fans, can't wait to rise to it," Deutrom added.

"We would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board most sincerely for agreeing to be our first opponent in Test cricket - the Pakistan team has been a regular visitor to our shores in recent years, and their agreement to be our opponent on this important occasion for Irish cricket is further evidence of their terrific support."


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