BOXSCORE: DUBLIN (June 17, 2021) –   Cricket Ireland Men’s has announced a change of dates in their T20I series with Cricket South Africa while adding two additional dates with Zimbabwe.

The revised fixture schedule for men’s home internationals in 2021 is as follows:

Ireland v South Africa series

11 July: Ireland v South Africa, 1st ODI (Malahide)*
13 July: Ireland v South Africa, 2nd ODI (Malahide)*
16 July: Ireland v South Africa, 3rd ODI (Malahide)*
19 July: Ireland v South Africa, 1st T20I (Malahide)
22 July: Ireland v South Africa, 2nd T20I (Stormont)

24 July: Ireland v South Africa, 3rd T20I (Stormont)
Former South African manager Graeme Smith said about the upcoming series upon its announcement back in February, “The tour marks a significant new chapter in our history as we visit one of the fast-developing cricket nations for a six-match tour. Ireland have shown themselves to be highly competitive adversaries in recent years, with a growing profile in the world game. It will also offer our players further international action in unfamiliar conditions, so we are looking forward to the contest.”
Ireland v Zimbabwe series
Cricket Ireland has confirmed the addition of two additional T201 matches with Zimbabwe. Originally scheduled as a three-game series it has now been expanded to eight (three ODIs and five T20Is) after Zimbabwe’s series with Pakistan was canceled.

6 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 1st ODI (Stormont)*
8 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd ODI (Stormont)*
11 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd ODI (Stormont)*
15 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 1st T20I (Bready)
17 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 2nd T20I (Bready)
20 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I (Bready)
22 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 4th T20I (Stormont)
24 August: Ireland v Zimbabwe, 5th T20I (Stormont)

* Matches form part of the ICC World Cup Super League
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