Cricket Ireland has postponed the Ireland men's home series against New Zealand and the two proposed men's home T20 matches against Pakistan, but discussions are actively under way to play three one day internationals (ODIs) against England later this year.

Ireland were due to play the Black Caps in three T20 games at Bready in County Tyrone in June, followed by three ODIs later that month and into early July at Stormont in Belfast.

Two T20 games against Pakistan were then due to follow at Malahide in Dublin as part of Ireland's build up to the T20 World Cup which is due to take place in Australia in October.

Ireland captain Andrew Balbirnie has already stated that he believes the logistical challenges posed by coronavirus means he is doubtful the T20 World Cup will be able to proceed as planned.

The International Cricket Council is keen to push ahead with the 16-team tournament from 18 October to 15 November but all options are being considered amid the global public health crisis.

While the New Zealand and Pakistan series are gone, the three men's ODI series scheduled to be played in England are still under consideration with the possibility that they may move from their original dates of September to August.

"It had become fairly obvious following the recent series of Government announcements in the Republic and UK that the New Zealand series was not feasible," said Warren Deutrom, CEO of Cricket Ireland

"We were taking the recommendation to Wednesday’s board meeting to postpone the series in any case, however, on the eve of the meeting New Zealand Cricket (NZC) contacted us to inform us that they could not travel."

Pakistan are due to play in England in a series of formats during the summer and were due to stop over in Ireland first for two T20 games, but they have now been called off.

"With regards to the three ODIs against England scheduled for September, discussions with the ECB (English Cricket Board) are ongoing," added Deutrom.

"They are currently set to be our first fixtures as part of the new World Cup Super League, however, numerous challenges have to be resolved – notably around timing, bio-secure venues and quarantine requirements for players who travel.

"We will continue to work with the ECB on trying to make these fixtures happen, but the issues involved will take a little while to work through."

Cricket Ireland also are working on a draft Safe Return to Cricket Policy as team sports in the Republic of Ireland will be subject to a more gradual process of return.

In this regard, the governing body are seeking Government approval for limited club training to resume in June in line with phasing-in for clubs able to meet the public health protocols.

It has been estimated that there will be a 30% drop in revenue year-on-year for Cricket Ireland.