- A proposed three-match youth international series scheduled for Broward County Stadium in Florida is now unable to proceed
- Efforts from both boards now being made to rearrange the series of matches for a venue in the Caribbean ahead of Ireland’s Under-19s Cricket World Cup appearance
DUBLIN, IRELAND & LOS ALTOS, USA – The Ireland Men’s Under-19s World Cup squad will no longer be able to travel to the United States later this month for a planned three-match series against USA Under-19s Men. Both Cricket Ireland and USA Cricket are in discussions to play the fixtures at an alternate venue.
The Irish squad was due to travel to Florida in late December as part of their preparations for the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in January, to be held in the Caribbean. Current travel restrictions and logistical issues have now made it impossible for the Irish Under-19s to be able to travel via the USA, and then onward travel to the Caribbean in time for the tournament.
The two boards, in consultation with the ICC, have made the decision to cancel the scheduled series in Florida, however, both boards are actively exploring the opportunity of playing the series at a new venue in the Caribbean in late December / early January. An update is expected to be made within the next 7-10 days.
Senior Men’s series proceeding
The senior series between USA Men and Ireland Men in Florida is still confirmed and going ahead with tickets on sale online now and having started strongly in advance of the historic five-match series between the two nations. USA will be announcing their squads for the T20 International and One Day International formats later this week.
Men’s Confirmed Final Schedule
D/N = Day Night Floodlit Fixture
20 December: T20 Warm-up match (details TBC)
22 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st T20I (Florida; start 2pm local time)
23 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd T20I (Florida; start 7pm local time) D/N
26 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 1st ODI (Florida; start 10am local time)
28 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 2nd ODI (Florida; start 10am local time)
30 December: USA Men v Ireland Men – 3rd ODI (Florida; start 2.30pm local time) D/N