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« Reply #1815 on: June 22, 2017, 09:22:59 PM »
https://twitter.com/Irelandcricket/status/877895517547659264

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Massive news confirmed from @ICC! @Irelandcricket elevated to Full Member Status #IrelandFullMember

Now eligible to play Test Cricket
What will this full member status mean in practical terms for Irish cricket?

Future Eoin Morgans will have to come up with a decent excuse.

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« Reply #1816 on: June 22, 2017, 09:27:02 PM »
https://twitter.com/Irelandcricket/status/877895517547659264

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Massive news confirmed from @ICC! @Irelandcricket elevated to Full Member Status #IrelandFullMember

Now eligible to play Test Cricket
What will this full member status mean in practical terms for Irish cricket?

Ireland and Afghanistan now join the rota of tests and will have the opportunity to play the 5 day game.

It will also stymie any players leaving to join England.  They can do so at present because Ireland cannot play test cricket.

However, Ireland will have to learn how to play the 5 day game as they are currently 50 over and 20 over specialists, different skills and tactics are required.  Expect them to take on some English first class sides at 4 day cricket.

As already side good luck with getting 5 dry days in this country.

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« Reply #1817 on: June 22, 2017, 10:10:03 PM »
They will get a lot more money now. This is big news following the recent recognition of the inter-pros as being first class cricket.
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« Reply #1818 on: June 23, 2017, 11:54:15 AM »
There's an article in the IT today which explores the effects of the new status
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-sports/irish-cricket-s-long-wait-for-test-status-is-over-1.3130207
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« Reply #1819 on: June 23, 2017, 10:20:17 PM »
In terms of being a test nation making cricket more attractive to the public, it is now accepted that T20 is the direction to go to bring in the public to watch cricket.  Rarely, test cricket is an attractive sport for spectators and tends to draw the purists or most people don't bother to turn up on Day 5 or the game is over after three days.

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« Reply #1820 on: June 23, 2017, 11:04:45 PM »
In terms of being a test nation making cricket more attractive to the public, it is now accepted that T20 is the direction to go to bring in the public to watch cricket.  Rarely, test cricket is an attractive sport for spectators and tends to draw the purists or most people don't bother to turn up on Day 5 or the game is over after three days.

I've wondered could Croker fit in a cricket pitch. If not we need a purposie built Lords or Trent Bridge style ground, not easy. Malahide & Stormont need the temporary stands.

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« Reply #1821 on: June 24, 2017, 08:59:25 AM »
In terms of being a test nation making cricket more attractive to the public, it is now accepted that T20 is the direction to go to bring in the public to watch cricket.  Rarely, test cricket is an attractive sport for spectators and tends to draw the purists or most people don't bother to turn up on Day 5 or the game is over after three days.

I've wondered could Croker fit in a cricket pitch. If not we need a purposie built Lords or Trent Bridge style ground, not easy. Malahide & Stormont need the temporary stands.

I was very surprised at how small the Lords ground is, camera work makes it seem much larger.  The minimum size for a test ground is a diameter of 137m but the straight boundaries can be shortened to 64m from the centre of the pitch. So effectively 137 x 128m with 3m beyond the boundary rope.

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« Reply #1822 on: June 24, 2017, 11:04:44 AM »
And Henry Blofeld is retiring from tms.   No more musings about seagulls flying past the cranes around Lords.
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« Reply #1823 on: September 27, 2017, 11:52:20 PM »
Englandís vice captain Ben Stokes on a night out the week the Ashes squad is named... Oh dear

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4563420/england-cricket-ace-ben-stokes-nightclub-brawl-video/?editorialView=yes

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« Reply #1824 on: September 28, 2017, 07:23:50 AM »
Englandís vice captain Ben Stokes on a night out the week the Ashes squad is named... Oh dear

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4563420/england-cricket-ace-ben-stokes-nightclub-brawl-video/?editorialView=yes
That does not look good. Can't see him make an Ashes tour after that.

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Re: The Cricket thread
« Reply #1825 on: October 12, 2017, 02:21:37 PM »
http://www.independent.ie/sport/ireland-to-make-test-debut-at-home-to-pakistan-in-may-36220722.html

The test era is to begin with a home fixture against Pakistan next May.... Great news