Cricket Ireland says it is monitoring the security situation between India and Pakistan in advance of their ODI series against Afghanistan, which begins on Thursday. 

The Irish squad is based in the Indian province of Dehradun, not far from Kashmir which has seen an increase in tensions between the two countries.

In a statement, Cricket Ireland said it is: "actively monitoring the current security situation between India and Pakistan.

"Management is liaising with the squad, and engaging with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, ICC, the Department of Foreign Affairs and UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

"Preparations are currently continuing in advance of the upcoming ODI series, however Cricket Ireland will comply with any official advice over coming days in order to ensure the safety and security of players and team management."

Cricket Ireland can confirm that all-rounder Stuart Thompson has been added to the one-day squad as cover. Thompson is already in India, being part of the T20 and Test squads.

Afghanistan series – ODI Squad

William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, Peter Chase, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

Afghanistan series – Test Squad

William Porterfield (Captain), Andrew Balbirnie, James Cameron-Dow, George Dockrell, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker

Tour Schedule: 

28 February: Afghanistan v Ireland - 1st ODI – 7.30am
2 March: Afghanistan v Ireland - 2nd ODI – 7.30am
5 March: Afghanistan v Ireland - 3rd ODI – 7.30am
8 March: Afghanistan v Ireland - 4th ODI – 7.30am
10 March: Afghanistan v Ireland - 5th ODI – 7.30am 
15–19 March: Afghanistan v Ireland - Test Match – 4.30am