Cricket Ireland: Rain delays debut Test versus Pakistan

Niall and Kevin O’Brien celebrate beating Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup at Sabina Park in Jamaica

The lone and historic test match between Pakistan and Ireland begins at Dublin's Malahide ground in Ireland today (Friday).

The fairytale soon became a nightmare, however, when Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer, the former England batsman who in his previous development role with the International Cricket Council had done much to raise the standard of non-Test nations, was found dead in his hotel room the next morning.

"Ireland players feature prominently in the ICC ODI and T20I player rankings, and I am confident that in due course they will also make their mark in the Test rankings".

Ireland's inaugural Test comes more than a decade after their shock win over Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup. Since the year 2000, when cricket fraternity had seen Bangladesh make Test debut, it's the first time that a new team is being welcomed in the Test-cricket family.

"It is a bit stereotypical, but if we get a bit of sideways movement it is the main aspect we want to bring to the table".

"Not only over the last five or 10 years, which everyone remembers most, but every cricketer who has ever played for Ireland".

A two-Test series against England follows the game against Ireland and Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed believes it will be tough to beat the "boys in green".

Simona Halep's run ended by Karolina Pliskova — Madrid Open
Mertens showed fight to save four match points, but another double fault sealed the excellent Halep's place in the last 16. French seventh seed Caroline Garcia also reached the last four with a 6-2 6-3 win over Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.

Trump signs executive order to promote hiring of military spouses
So how about that missing increase in 1983? He continued, "We can never repay you for all that you do". The $700 billion Trump mentioned refers to the 2018 defense spending bill. "First time in 10 years".

Skechers Lawsuit Claims Adidas College Bribery Scandal Hurt Its Business
Skechers isn't a major player in the performance basketball category, but has had several notable NBA players under contract. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court ruling blocking Skechers from selling its Onix shoe.

"It allows us to completely grow the game within Ireland, allows it to become more sustainable". We've never had Test cricket in Ireland before.

Ireland were granted associate status by the ICC in 1993 and have been playing one-day internationals since 2006.

Dublin-born England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan said it was "the start of a different journey for Ireland cricket".

Sarfraz said it was a great moment for the team to be a part of the historic Test. "In a country like Ireland where the game at worldwide level is still bedding down in the mainstream environment and a five-day game in a country where it probably rains more than others?" "We were a bunch of amateurs going to a World Cup and we had absolutely nothing to lose", he added.

"The last practice match was very good - everything was complete, batsmen batted well, bowlers bowled well, so we are ready to play a Test match".

With a quick glance at accuweather, our boy Kaushik Rangarajan says, the rain probability for the first three days of the Test is going to be 92, 94, 94.

Related News:

  • Bank of England's Carney: rates likely to rise over the next year

    Bank of England's Carney: rates likely to rise over the next year

    In a Reuters poll published on Wednesday, all but three of 62 economists polled between May 3 and 8 expected no change in rates. In the year to March, annual consumer price inflation was 2.5 percent, well below the bank's projection of nearly 3 percent.
    In Hawaii because of the volcano national Park is closed

    In Hawaii because of the volcano national Park is closed

    Residents trying to return to their homes on Tuesday were stopped by 20-foot high walls of lava, which has not yet fully cooled. While the surrounding areas will be affected, the whole island is unlikely to see dramatic effects, Swanson said.
    Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

    Google Pixel smartwatches this year: 1, 2, or 3?

    However, there's no word on whether the Pixel 3 phones will come with a notch like the iPhone X. The devices' rumoured codenames are "Triton", "Ling" and "Sardine".
  • TSA apologizes for asking Trudeau administration official to remove turban

    TSA apologizes for asking Trudeau administration official to remove turban

    Bains told the French-language La Presse that being asked to remove his turban felt akin to "being asked to take off my clothes". Recalling the incident, Bains was quoted as saying "It was an awkward experience".
    Video shows NC man in prom attire choked by police officer

    Video shows NC man in prom attire choked by police officer

    Despite this, Police Chief Eric Southerland issued a statement indicating that they're investigating Saturday's incident. The officer, crouching over him, then pushes Wall's face into the curb and tells him to put his hands behind his back.
    Paul scores 41 as Rockets oust Jazz

    Paul scores 41 as Rockets oust Jazz

    Green has also keyed a formidable Warriors defense that boasts the best defensive rating in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In comparison to the Warriors, 22nd in the league in FTA, are only 16th in free throws per field goal attempt (.195 percent).
  • Boeing CEO Downplays Impact of Trump Canceling Iran Licenses

    Boeing CEO Downplays Impact of Trump Canceling Iran Licenses

    Trump announced Tuesday the US will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, which included Germany, France and Britain. The second most hit would be European aircraft maker Airbus , which stuck a $19-billion deal to supply 100 aircraft to IranAir.
    Life of the Party Crashes

    Life of the Party Crashes

    That's when Dan drops a bombshell on Deanna: he wants a divorce and is already seeing someone else whom he intends to marry. The fact that Deanna is so likable even when she's too zealous for those around her eliminates any tension.
    Chris Brown, Fellow Rapper Sued for Alleged Sexual Assaults

    Chris Brown, Fellow Rapper Sued for Alleged Sexual Assaults

    Summary: A woman says she was forced to have sex with Young Lo the rapper and another woman at Chris Brown's Los Angeles home. She added that she was then lured to an upper floor under the notion that she would get her phone back.
  • On Iran deal, Trump made the suitable selection

    On Iran deal, Trump made the suitable selection

    The deal delayed, rather than denied, Iran's nuclear program and ignored other elements of Iranian bad behavior. It also agreed to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium by 98% and limit uranium enrichment to 3.67%.
    Sensex, Nifty Edge Lower; Auro Pharma, Dr Reddy's Lab Among Top Losers

    Sensex, Nifty Edge Lower; Auro Pharma, Dr Reddy's Lab Among Top Losers

    A total of nine stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trade today, while 90 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE. Asian markets opened firmly in the green as US Dollar tumbles, which saw currencies across the board gain ground.
    Bodies Found In Mass Tragedy In Southwest

    Bodies Found In Mass Tragedy In Southwest

    Cops attend a property in Osmington in Western Australia's Margaret River region just after 5am (10pm BST) on Friday morning. I will take questions but, as I've said, there's little more that I can add at this point in time", he said.


Most liked

Politicians intensify blitz as countdown begins in poll-bound Karnataka
He thinks if he speaks against Congress, against Siddaramaiah, his party will be benefited. Karnataka is wishfully seen by the BJP as its gateway to the south.

Rooney to MLS: Mourinho, Moyes back DC United switch
Rooney's future at Goodison Park is now thought to be largely dependent on whether Sam Allardyce stays on. Then he is in the Premier League again with Everton , so I think his career in England was ideal .

Salah happy with life at Liverpool
Alas, with 43 goals and 15 assists in all competitions, he has surpassed what Suarez achieved at Liverpool in terms of output in his best season.

Nokia X gets listed on TENAA revealing key specs
Following the dual camera set up, we see a LED flash which will help capture clear pictures in low-light situations. Recall, this smartphone will be the first device under the Nokia brand with the cutout on the screen.

Google launches Android P Beta with user-friendly OS updates
Your device's Google app will recognize Android TV and offer you the possibility to transfer your account settings through Wi-Fi. Another major addition to Android P is a new wellbeing dashboard that aims to help you keep your smartphone addiction in check.

Astronomers spot 'weirdo' asteroid in cold outer reaches of Solar System
This is unusual because the asteroid is thought to have originated in the asteroid belt in between Mars and Jupiter. A fragment from the early days of our solar system has been discovered 4 billion kilometres from Earth.

Selena Gomez's New Song 'Back To You' Is About Justin Bieber!
The singer has, however, maintained her sense of humor - as evidenced by her cryptic Instagram post after the Met Gala . The " Wolves " singer and Bieber first began dating in 2010.

Rafael Palmeiro Signs Pro Baseball Deal ... At 53 Years Old!
Most 53-year-old men are looking forward to their retirement plans to execute in the decades to come, but not Rafael Palmeiro . The Railroaders, who are based in Cleburne, Texas, are scheduled to open their season May18 against the Winnipeg Goldeyes.

US Issues Sanctions on Iran-Linked Currency Exchange Network
A day after Trump's exit decision, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said "we are preparing to add additional sanctions that may come as early as next week".

Lions coach Matt Patricia says he was 'falsely accused' of assault
Lions owner Martha Ford , president Ron Wood and general manager Bob Quinn attended the press conference but did not speak. The Detroit News, which broke the story, noted that the dismissal was prompted by a request from the accuser.

Devin Nunes to Receive Classified Report on Russiagate
On Monday, Nunes told reporters that his latest request did not seek information about a specific person. Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, and Rep.

West Ham United 0-0 Manchester United
West Ham are back being linked to Rodrigo Battaglia from Sporting this Thursday, this time by newspaper A Bola. Luke Shaw had a strike turned onto the post in the first half in a game bereft of quality and decent chances.

This black dot message may cause your WhatsApp to crash
All it takes is one user to send a message containing the peculiar black dot emoji for your device to freeze in an instant. It is also expected that the bug could affect devices running macOS, watchOS, and tvOS in addition to some iOS devices.

Apple Pay Credit Card With Goldman Sachs In The Works
It increased, as 60 investors sold GS shares while 371 reduced holdings. 106 funds amassed stakes and 322 increased stakes. Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 17th. (NYSE:GS) or 17,500 shs.

Giuliani resigns from law firm amid legal work for Trump
Jay Sekulow, a lawyer on Trump's legal team, did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment on Giuliani's announcement. The payment was made by Cohen prior to the 2016 election to keep private an affair between Daniels and Trump.