The West Indies have been confirmed to play in Ireland next summer and will take part in a one-day international tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh.

The Caribbean side are part of a major international men’s schedule that will see 16 international fixtures being played around Ireland in 2019.

The WIndies last toured Ireland in 2017, however, a scheduled match at Stormont was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

The first match against the West Indies will take place on 5 May at Clontarf, just two days after the highly anticipated one-day international against England, which takes place in Malahide on 3 May.

Ireland will then play the West Indies again on 11 May in Malahide, with two games against Bangladesh either side of that match (9 & 15 May).

The top two sides in the ODI tri-series will then play the final on 17 May.

Zimbabwe and Afghanistan are the other two top-tier sides scheduled to play next summer as Ireland play two ODIs against the Asian side before taking on the Chevrons in three ODIs and three T20 internationals.

Ireland's highest profile match next summer will be played at the home of cricket, Lord's, where England host the first ever Test match between the two nations.

Ireland played their first ever one-day international at Lord's in 2017

"While 2018 was a breakthrough year in many ways for Irish cricket, 2019 is set to be another momentous year for our sport," said Warren Deutrom, chief executive of Cricket Ireland.

"In all, we will be hosting eight matches in Dublin and eight matches across Northern Ireland. The venues have been chosen to spread the fixture load across our four international-rated grounds - with five matches at Malahide, three at Clontarf, five at Stormont and three at Bready.

"This rotation of matches will also maximise our ability to play on new pitches in most matches. The fact though that we do not have enough international standard pitches to provide a new one for every match will give a sense of why the Board was keen to see a fifth international cricket ground constructed at Abbotstown."

"All of these white ball matches, of course, precede our Test match of the summer which will be at Lord’s against England."