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Ireland are currently hosting Pakistan in a three-match T20I series with both teams having won one game apiece with the final game set to be played in Dublin on Tuesday, May 14. Amidst the on-going tour, Ireland Cricket have just confirmed that they will be travelling to Pakistan for the first time in 2025. 

The Chairman of Ireland Cricket Brian MacNeice held talks with the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) with respect to Ireland’s tour to Pakistan.


MacNeice’s statement

Talking to the press, MacNeice stated that the discussions with Naqvi had been very healthy and that both teams are excited with the proposal of Ireland’s tour to Pakistan. 

We are delighted to have welcomed Chairman Naqvi to Dublin and we had a very productive meeting. The presence of the PCB chairman in Ireland was very much appreciated and is a strong indicator of the excellent relationship between the two boards

Discussions were wide-ranging, and included exploring men’s, women’s and Wolves-level fixtures in the future. I’m very pleased that we were able to agree a men’s tour next year – this will be yet another historic first, coming after the tour to Pakistan by our senior women in 2022.

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Will Ireland play a Test series against Pakistan?

Ireland are set to play three T20Is and three ODIs in Pakistan next August-September. Inerestingly, a Test series was speculated as well. In a bizarre turn of events, Naqvi seemed to have agreed to a Test series initially but when approached later, PCB denied agreeing to any Test series. 

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, Naqvi stated.

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The venues and dates for the fixtures are still to be announced and the two boards seem to have just agreed on the tour for now.

Cricket Ireland also released an official statement stating that the two teams were simply able to reach and agreement for the tour and the details are yet to be discussed. 

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