Ireland will stage their ultimate Super League sequence in opposition to Bangladesh in May at a venue in England to maximise their probabilities of World Cup qualification.
Ireland’s hopes of ending within the prime eight of the Super League will depend on South Africa and Sri Lanka’s outcomes in opposition to Netherlands and New Zealand respectively.
But until Sri Lanka win 3-0 in New Zealand in March, a 3-0 Ireland victory over Bangladesh is prone to be adequate for them to clinch the eighth spot – and due to this fact a spot on the 2023 World Cup in India with no need to play the qualifier in Zimbabwe in June-July.
Cricket Ireland have been in talks with the ECB over latest months about enjoying the sequence at a county venue within the second week of May. ESPNcricinfo understands that Chelmsford is the most certainly host.
There isn’t any assure that the rain will keep away in England. But Cricket Ireland imagine there’s a larger probability of three full matches being performed to a lead to England than in Dublin or Belfast.
There can be a monetary facet to the choice: Ireland don’t have a everlasting house venue and spend lots of of hundreds of euros on short-term infrastructure yearly to play at Malahide, simply outdoors Dublin.
Ireland staged two T20Is in opposition to South Africa in Bristol final 12 months, and can proceed to discover the potential of internet hosting some fixtures in England till their plans to construct a everlasting stadium on the Sport Ireland campus in Abbotstown come to fruition.
The sequence additionally presents a uncommon alternative for the big Bangladeshi diaspora in England to look at their staff stay. Bangladesh had been properly supported at venues all through the 2019 World Cup, however England haven’t hosted a house sequence in opposition to them since 2010 and will not be due to take action earlier than the top of the 2023-27 Future Tours Programme.
Both Ireland (Josh Little) and Bangladesh (Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das and Mustafizur Rahman) have gamers concerned within the IPL, however all 4 are anticipated to play within the Super League sequence in May.