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After the cancellation of home series against Bangladesh, New Zealand and Pakistan, the ODIs in England are the only scheduled fixtures for Ireland this summer although there is the possibility that they could return to England in September to play T20s ahead of the T20 World Cup in October/November (stock photo)

After the cancellation of home series against Bangladesh, New Zealand and Pakistan, the ODIs in England are the only scheduled fixtures for Ireland this summer although there is the possibility that they could return to England in September to play T20s ahead of the T20 World Cup in October/November (stock photo)

After the cancellation of home series against Bangladesh, New Zealand and Pakistan, the ODIs in England are the only scheduled fixtures for Ireland this summer although there is the possibility that they could return to England in September to play T20s ahead of the T20 World Cup in October/November (stock photo)

Ireland's scheduled three one-day internationals have been included in a provisional England fixture list for this summer.

The games have been scheduled for July 30, August 1 and August 3, all at Old Trafford, Manchester, between England's Test match series against West Indies and Pakistan, and Lancashire CC have not ruled out the possibility of spectators attending if they get the go-ahead.

Assuming cricket gets Government approval to begin in July, England's third and final Test against West Indies is due to finish at Old Trafford on July 28 and the Pakistan series is scheduled to start on August 5, also in Manchester, although early indications are that the England one-day team, captained by Dubliner Eoin Morgan, will be totally different from the Test line-up.

Interim chairman of Lancashire Les Platts said: "It might be possible to devise a scheme to have some spectators in with appropriate protocols. We're hoping we might get that towards the end of the season."

After the cancellation of home series against Bangladesh, New Zealand and Pakistan, the ODIs in England are the only scheduled fixtures for Ireland this summer although there is the possibility that they could return to England in September to play T20s ahead of the T20 World Cup in October/November.

Australia are due to visit England for games in September but that tour is in doubt and Ireland could be asked to replace them if the World Cup is not postponed.

Belfast Telegraph