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Cricket Ireland reveal ‘historic first’ for 2025 before decisive Pakistan test

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IRELAND’S men’s cricket team will tour Pakistan for  the  first  time  next year.

Cricket Ireland came to the agreement with the Pakistan Cricket Board.

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Mark Adair during match two of the Floki Men’s T20 International Series between Ireland and Pakistan at Castle Avenue Cricket Ground on Sunday

Chairman Brian MacNeice met with his PCB counterpart Mohsin Naqvi — in Dublin for the T20 international — and agreed on a provisional tour in August/September.

MacNeice said: “This will be yet another historic first, coming after the tour to Pakistan by our senior women in 2022.”

Ireland shocked Pakistan in their T20 opener in Clontarf last Friday, securing a first win over the Shaheens since the World Cup in 2007.

But the visitors bounced back by easing to a seven-wicket win at Castle Avenue on Sunday.

The sides meet today in the series decider.

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