RTÉ Sport will broadcast coverage of Ireland’s cricket team as they look to qualify for the ICC World Twenty20 this week.
Highlights of all six matches from the crunch period of the qualifiers will be broadcast each night on RTÉ Two from tomorrow, Thursday 22 March.
RTÉ Two television will broadcast highlights each night for the next three days beginning with Ireland v Canada. The winners of this game will go on to play the winners of Scotland v the Netherlands on Friday, with the final matches taking place on Saturday.
Over the next three days, Ireland will be attempting to get back to a fifth ICC World Event since their debut World Cup in the Caribbean in 2007.
Having finished second in the preliminary group that finished yesterday, Ireland are now in a straight knockout situation where they must win three games back-to-back in three days to qualify for one of the two spots available for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this September.
Ryle Nugent, group head of RTÉ Sport, said: “We are delighted to join the country in getting behind the Irish cricket team and supporting them as they look to qualify for the Twenty20 World Cup. With the matches starting from 6am Irish time, RTÉ will give Irish audiences the chance to catch up and enjoy highlights each night.”
ICC World Twenty20 qualifier: Highlights - Ireland v Canada – Thursday 22 March at 11.30pm.
ICC World Twenty20 qualifier: Highlights - Ireland/Canada v Scotland/Netherlands – Friday 23 March at 11.45pm
ICC World Twenty20 qualifier: Saturday 24 March at 11.35pm. RTÉ Sport will also feature updates and news on the Irish cricket team's progress on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1 and across the day on RTÉ.ie.