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Malahide to host England ODI while Stormont venue for Australia clash

Updated: Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 14:40 | Comments

A crowd of 10,000 attended Malahide last year for Ireland's game with England
A crowd of 10,000 attended Malahide last year for Ireland's game with England

Cricket Ireland have confirmed Malahide and Stormont as the host venues for their one-day internationals against England and Australia in 2015.

The England clash will be held at Malahide on Friday 8 May. The Dublin ground hosted a ODI against England in September last year, when a 10,000 record attendance saw Ireland lose by six wickets.

Australia will travel to Stormont for their ODI on Wednesday 27 August. The Belfast venue has hosted England, West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia in recent years.

Ireland coach Phil Simmons said: "It's a fantastic boost for Irish cricket to have these two high profile clashes.

"We're always looking to test ourselves against top quality opposition, and they don't come much bigger than England and Australia.

"Next year is shaping up to be the most exciting in Irish cricketing history.

“We've got the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, these high profile ODIs and we're also co-hosting the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiers along with Scotland.

“That's a fantastic line-up of cricketing action, and I'm sure there will be a lot of support for these games," added Simmons.

Tickets for the England match at Malahide will be sold through the usual channels including Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie. 

Further details of pricing and date public ticket release will be announced on the Cricket Ireland website www.cricketireland.ie

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