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Irish gain permanent ODI status April 16, 2007

Posted by Rambling Man in Ireland & the Irish, Sports.

Hats off to the Irish cricket team who beat Bangladesh yesterday to achieve permanent One Day International status.

In yesterday’s match at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, Ireland won by 74 runs, having bowled out Bangladesh for 169. Ireland’s last match is against Sri Lanka on April 18th in Grenada so let’s hope a few of the fans who were at the game in Barbados yesterday can make it to cheer on the team.

The lasting effect this trip of Ireland’s will have is to generate great interest in the game in Ireland and hopefully lead to future successes at the top level. Have a look at the Irish Cricket Union’s website for some interesting reports and pictures from the World Cup experience in the West Indies.

On a slight aside and an interesting point, Ireland will soon compete in the Friends Provident Trophy 2007 alongside some of the English county sides. With some of the Irish players now playing their cricket for those counties, we could be set for a club v country clash with current World Cup team members actually playing against Ireland come the summer …

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