Cricket Ireland will announce the appointment of professional coaches and administrators for the new Inter-Provincial competition that starts this summer.

Supported by funds from the ICC, Cricket Ireland is looking to recruit Head Coaches for the three provincial union teams - Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights and the North West Warriors - plus Team Administration Officers for each region.

Ireland's heroics at the 2007 World Cup sparked a major expansion of the sport both on and off the field but success at international level has highlighted the gap between domestic club cricket and the senior Ireland team.

The re-launch of the senior men's Inter-Provincial competition will seek to redress that with the regions competing in 27 days of three-day, one-day and T20 matches.