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Ireland's Test encounter with Sri Lanka postponed

Ireland's Test encounter with Sri Lanka postponed

Ireland's inaugural Test match against Sri Lanka, which was scheduled to take place in February next year, has been postponed for lack of a broadcast partner. This unfortunate occurrence has deprived Ireland the opportunity to play just their fourth Test match.

The postponement has come as a huge blow to Ireland since they recently had to cancel their T20I series with Afghanistan and convert a Test encounter with Bangladesh into a T20I match. The reason behind this latest delay is due to Sri Lanka Cricket's original broadcast agreement having been concluded in 2013 when Ireland was not a full member country.

Sri Lanka hope to reschedule the Ireland Test for later in 2020 in light of a new broadcast agreement. "We were far progressed in our planning for this short tour, so we and the travelling squad are obviously disappointed," Cricket Ireland CEO Warren Deutrom said.