Ireland set to tour Pakistan in 2025


DUBLIN: Cricket Ireland officially announced its inaugural tour to Pakistan in 2025 on Tuesday.

The decision follows several rounds of discussions between Cricket Ireland Chairman Brian MacNeice and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Mohsin Naqvi. Both parties reached an agreement on the men’s team tour, with Ireland to reach Pakistan either in August or September 2025.

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Cricket Ireland chairman stated he was happy with the decision, and talked about the tour’s importance. He also noted that the women team’s inaugural tour to Pakistan was in 2022.

The Irish chairman brought up the very first encounter between the two countries back in 1962. He also discussed other events, including the inaugural men’s and women’s test matches.

Pakistan recently toured Ireland for a three-match T20 series. The men’s team won the series 2-1 led by Babar Azam. Despite visa hurdles among other challenges the Men in Green faced, the Pakistani players individually gave outstanding performances, as well

Shaheen Shah Afridi was a beast with the ball, showcasing amazing accuracy and claiming three wickets for Pakistan in the last match. His performance marked a resurgence following a lackluster show previously.

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Meanwhile, Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam showcased their batting prowess, particularly in the last match of the series. While Rizwan aggressively exploited the powerplay, Babar adapted his batting style to lead Pakistan towards the target. The captain hit six consecutive boundaries proving he’s a power hitter.

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