Tuesday October 20, 2020

Business of Sport: Cricket Ireland aims to build on ten years of good innings

Cricket's governing body plans to grow the game at home and secure the nation's test status, writes Cian Murtagh.

4th May, 2014
Ireland's Ed Joyce batting against the UAE in the ICC World Twenty20 earlier this year. Picture: INPHO

The continued growth of cricket in Ireland has been one of the success stories of Irish sport over the past decade. From a collection of colourful mercenaries and dedicated amateurs, Irish cricket has flourished into an ultra-professional game both on the pitch and on the corridors of power within one of the world's most carefully guarded sports.

Former captain Trent Johnston first flapped his chicken wings in triumph during the 2007 World Cup, but the...

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