Ireland captain  William Porterfield celebrates with team-mate Gary Wilson after scoring a century in the World Cup game against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph:  David Gray/Reuters

Ireland captain William Porterfield has challenged International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson to come clean on his vision for the f(...)

Ireland players  celebrate the wicket of Pakistan batsman Ahmed Shehzad during the 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and Ireland at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP

We had some time to prepare for what was the most important game for Irish cricket to date. Having played three games in eight days, combined with six(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield celebrates his century with team-mate Gary Wilson during the World Cup Pool B match against Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Ireland’s World Cup adventure ended in a slightly bizarre fashion at the Adelaide Oval yesterday evening with Pakistan’s normally free-hitting Umar(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield  celebrates his century with team-mate  Gary Wilson during the  World Cup Pool B match against  Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Captain William Porterfield revealed his pride at Ireland’s efforts during the World Cup as they narrowly missed out on qualifying for the knockout ph(...)

Ireland players leave the Adelaide Oval pitch after their seven wicket defeat to Pakistan.Photograph: Getty

Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval.Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemn(...)

The Pakistan cricket team practice ahead of the the final Pool B game against Ireland at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Even if Ireland fail to make the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup they and the other non-Test playing nations have shown enough promise to wa(...)

Alex Cusack is congratulated by Ireland  team-mates Kevin O’Brien and Ed Joyce  after getting the wicket of Tawanda Mupariwa of Zimbabwe  to complete a five-run win in their Pool B World Cup game  at Bellerive Oval  in Hobart. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Despite claiming the scalp of a second Test-playing nation in the nerve-racking five-run victory over Zimbabwe, Ireland still require one win from the(...)

Ireland have confirmed that a speculated tour of Pakistan is an option. Photograph: Michael Bradley/Getty Images

Ireland’s quest to cure their chronic lack of games against full-member nations could take them to Pakistan after confirmation talks have re-opened ov(...)

Ireland’s Andy McBrine  celebrates after he dismissed South Africa captain AB de Villiers  during the World Cup Pool B match at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters 2:10

Skipper William Porterfield believes Ireland cannot afford to dwell on Tuesday’s 201-run mauling at the hands of South Africa’s big-game batsmen in Ho(...)

George Dockrell was the last man out as South Africa beat Ireland by 201 runs at the Manuka Oval. Photograpgh: Reuters/Jason Reed 2:10

Hashim Amla struck a career-best 159 as South Africa crushed Ireland by 201 runs in their World Cup Pool B match in Canberra.The Proteas amassed 411 f(...)