Cricket Ireland request BCCI for warm-up games before India’s 2022 tour of England: Reports

It was recently announced that the postponed fifth Test between England and India will be played at Edgbaston from 1-5 July next year.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 28 October 2021 1:12 pm

In a major development, it has been learnt that Cricket Ireland has requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to schedule India's warm-up games in Ireland ahead of the one-off Test and white-ball series against England next year. Notably, the 5-match Test series between India and England couldn’t be completed this year as the 5th Test was called off after a sudden outbreak of COVID-19 cases in the Indian camp. As a result, the 5-match match series was paused with India leading the series 2-1.

It was recently announced that the postponed fifth Test between England and India will be played at Edgbaston from 1-5 July next year. Earlier, the match was scheduled to be held at Emirates Old Trafford in September. India are also scheduled to play three T20Is and three one-day internationals in England in July next year.

According to a report in Sportskeeda, a source in the know of things said, "Cricket Ireland has reached out to the BCCI and requested that they plan for India's warm-up games to take place in Ireland. The request has been put in as a means of helping Irish cricket grow, and the talks are on between the boards. The meetings are expected to take place ahead of the T20 World Cup final."

The 3-match T20I series between England and India will start six days later than originally planned after the addition of fifth Test to this tour. The 3-match T20I series will start on 7 July while the ODI series will get under way on 12 July.

England v India 2022 - revised schedule

1-5 July: Fifth Test, Edgbaston

7 July: First T20, Ageas Bowl

9 July: Second T20, Edgbaston

10 July: Third T20, Trent Bridge

12 July: First ODI, Kia Oval

14 July: Second ODI, Lord's

17 July: Third ODI, Emirates Old Trafford