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Irish cricketers set for historic Pakistan tour in 2025

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The Ireland men’s cricket team will tour Pakistan for the first time in 2025, the governing body has announced.

With Pakistan currently touring Ireland – the three-match T20I series is level at 1-1 with the decider taking place tomorrow – Cricket Ireland has announced a historic tour that has provisionally been set for August/September 2025.

Cricket Ireland chairman Brian MacNeice met with his counterpart in Pakistan Cricket, Mohsin Naqvi, to finalise an agreement.

“Discussions were wide-ranging, and included exploring men’s, women’s and Wolves-level fixtures in the future,” MacNeice said.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to agree a men’s tour next year – this will be yet another historic first, coming after the tour to Pakistan by our senior women in 2022.

“We were also briefed on developments in relation to the Pakistan Super League and potential opportunities for Irish players in PSL franchises.

“The Pakistan squad have been excellent ambassadors for their country over the last week and have been very generous in their interactions with fans throughout their time in Ireland.

“We very much look forward to the deciding game in the series tomorrow and of course our meeting in the T20 World Cup next month.”

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