The Ireland senior men’s team is all set to play its first-ever Test match against Bangladesh during their forthcoming tour of the Asian country in March and April. This tour will include three ODIs and as many T20Is in addition to the one-off Test match and will be their first tour of Bangladesh since 2008.
The Irish team is scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on March 12 and will play a practice game first up. After that, it’s time for the ODI series, where all three games will be played in Sylhet on March 18, 20, and 23. The white-ball leg of the tour will then move to Chattogram for three T20Is scheduled to be played on March 27, 29, and 31. And finally, the one-off Test match will be played between April 4 and 8 in Dhaka.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that Ireland has only participated in three Tests thus far and hasn’t featured in the format since 2019. Warren Deutrom, the chief executive of Cricket Ireland said that the team is really looking forward to the challenge of playing Test cricket in Asian conditions. And, BCB chief executive Nizamuddin Chowdhury said that there are cordial relations between both the boards and despite the challenges of a hectic cricketing calendar the two governing bodies have managed to make the tour possible.