International women's cricket team
After playing the six-match white-ball series against South Africa last month without eight players, Ireland are back to full strength for the T20 Tri-Series against Australia and Pakistan at Bready this week — and that means a return for Amy Hunter.
It was all going so well at halfway. Ireland had just posted their highest total in a one-day international against South Africa but four overs into the visitors’ reply, they had 42 on the scoreboard. It was a stroll to the finish.
A landmark day for Ireland Women’s cricket brought the first professional contracts, a three-year contract extension for head coach Ed Joyce and a 10-match summer fixture list which includes three Twenty20 internationals against world champions Australia in Bready.
The Ireland women’s cricket team, including three members from Northern Ireland, have been flown to Namibia as the squad continues their difficult journey home from Zimbabwe following the change in international travel restrictions due to a new Covid variant.
The Ireland women’s cricket team, including a 16-year-old player from Northern Ireland, may have to quarantine on their return from Zimbabwe as urgent discussions continued yesterday evening over the “very concerning” new Covid variant.
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