Cricket Ireland announced on Tuesday the fact that the Indian squad will visit their nation for a T20I series before the major event in an ODI World Cup year and on the day the apex cricket council and the Indian Cricket Board released the eagerly anticipated schedule for the tournament scheduled to be held in India later in October of this year. On June 27, the specifics of the tour were announced, with India scheduled to visit Ireland precisely a year later.
The three-match T20I series will take place in Ireland starting on August 18 and running through August 23. All of the games will take place in Malahide, a suburb of Dublin.
The five-match T20I series will be played around July and August as part of India’s visit of the West Indies, which will conclude exactly after the conclusion of the series. This happens to be India’s third T20I series and fourth overall tour of Ireland. In 2007, they went on their first-ever tour to play a single ODI game. They were required to tour Ireland for two T20I series in 2018 as well as 2022, respectively.
“This year should give even more fans the opportunity to enjoy” : Warren Deutrom
Warren Deutrom, Chief Executive of Cricket Ireland spoke in a statement. He spoke how the two match series between India and Ireland was a momentous occasion and this year it might be better with one more game. He said, “We’re delighted to welcome India Men back to Ireland for the second time in 12 months. We saw two sold-out matches in 2022, so to have a three-match series this year should give even more fans the opportunity to enjoy what is always a memorable occasion.”
He thanked the Indian Cricket Board for planning the tour and hopes for the crowd to come to the stadiums in support of their team. He said, “Our sincere thanks to the BCCI, first, for their continued inclusion of Ireland in the Indian team’s busy itinerary and also for working with us to ensure as fan-friendly a schedule a possible – having matches on a Friday and Sunday will hopefully maximise availability of fans.”
Fans react to Indian team’s T20I schedule for August : –
India will be playing 8 T20I in August:
August 3 – 1st T20 vs WI.
August 6 – 2nd T20 vs WI.
August 8 – 3rd T20 vs WI.
August 12 – 4th T20 vs WI.
August 13 – 5th T20 vs WI.
August 18 – 1st T20 vs IRE.
August 20 – 2nd T20 vs IRE.
August 23 – 3rd T20 vs IRE. pic.twitter.com/wGYzFBMbYH
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 27, 2023
We should play some Proper bilaterals with Afg from now man ,Carribeans are not worth of challenge now . Its time we enhance Afganistan cricket by Playing them proper ODIs and T20I series . I won't mind travelling to Holland and explore some Indian fans there
— Abhisek@2816 (@AbhisekBChoudh2) June 27, 2023
The world cup is of odis but Endia will play 8 t20s now 🤡🤡🤡
— 𝙋𝘼𝙄𝙉 𝐗 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐎𝐮𝐭 (@ShhinraTensei) June 27, 2023
On one hand we want Hardik to he fit and fresh and not get injured for the ODI WC and on the other hand he will be leading the team in 8T20is and risk him.
— Abhi Panchal (@iamabhi1909) June 27, 2023
Pandya shd-be rested for those matches. He is imp for Asia &-WC. Why to risk our players for such unnecessary matches????? Pandya's 4-5 overs between 10-20 is-most imp phase. Hopefully they wl rest him for t20s.
— Marathi_mulgaa (@MulgaaMarathi) June 28, 2023
Chokers will win 8:0 and then say Aaj Main Karke Aaya ans we can have 3 teams and win any tournament in the world. Will them choke in semi finals of ICC and get knocked out
— Akarsh S (@AnyKarti) June 27, 2023
This is a 50 over world Cup. Wish they had focus on more odi games for better preparation . Wonder what the management is thinking
— Anmol Jain (@anmolj1991) June 27, 2023
It's better to have 5 odi vs Windies rather than T20I, atleats we can check some bench strength for ODI's.
— prince (@abhijeetrajputt) June 28, 2023
It odi world cup year and we are playing T20 series and that too 5 match series. BCCI never surprised 😭😂
— Mohali to Melbourne 82* (@MelbourneNT82) June 27, 2023
Not interested. King kohli not playing👍
— Abhinand achuzz (@ravisha47243966) June 27, 2023