Ireland’s Kevin O’Brien and Gary Wilson after T20  defeat to Oman. Photograph: Inpho

For all its accomplishments, it seems there are still one or two little things the International Cricket Council struggles with. Like staging major i(...)

Ireland’s William Porterfield tried to explain that sometimes sporting things aren’t explainable. Photograph: Ashwini Bhatia/AP Photo

Toast marmaladed, tea brewed, all set. And it was bucketing down in Dharamsala. As starts to Sundays go, it wasn’t the best. Sky apologised, even if(...)

Indian ground staff cover the wicket as rain falls at  The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala during the World Twenty20 competition. Photograph:  STR/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland are out of the ICC World Twenty20 after heavy rain prevented a result in their match against Bangladesh in Dharamsala. The bad weather relent(...)

Indian security personnel stand alert ahead of the World T20 cricket tournament at The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland will be looking to put some decidedly shaky form behind them over the next five days in India in a bid to make it past the first round of the (...)

Hamilton Masakadza, captain of Zimbabwe hits the ball towards the boundary, as Niall O’Brien of Ireland looks on during the ICC Twenty20 World Cup warm-up match at the HPCA Stadium. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland found Zimbabwe a much tougher opponent in Dharamsala on Saturday afternoon falling to a six wicket defeat in their second and final World T20 (...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield and opening parner Andrew Balbirnie after their unbeaten stand of 122 in the 10-wicket World Twenty20 warm-up win over Hong Kong in Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Skipper William Porterfield hit an unbeaten 75 from just 36 deliveries as Ireland beat Hong Kong by 10 wickets in their first World Twenty 20 warm-up (...)

William Porterfield’s 72 wasn’t enough for Ireland as they fell five runs short chasing the UAE’s total of 133/7 in their second T20 international. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s poor form with the bat was highlighted in dramatic fashion in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday as they lost eight wickets for just 37 runs in a five-run(...)

Boyd Rankin has been named in Ireland’s squad for next month’s T20 World Cup in India. Photograph: Getty

Ireland have named an experienced 15-man squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India, with captain William Porterfield one of five players (...)

William Porterfield scored 30 off 15 balls to help Ireland to a seven-run win over Papua New Guinea. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland wrapped up a series victory over Papua New Guinea with a seven-run win in a rain-affected second Twenty20 international at Townsville. In a (...)

Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)