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 (L-R) John Mooney, Peter Chase, Andrew Balbirnie and Niall O’Brien watch captain William Porterfield throw the ball during a training session ahead of their 2015 Cricket World Cup Pool B match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday. Photograph: Indranial Mukherjee/Getty Images

The four non-test playing nations at the World Cup have performed well in cricket’s global showpiece and it wouldn’t be the same tournament with less (...)

Jason Gillespie: ‘Ireland are ticking all the boxes: they’ve done well, they’ve punched well above their weight in limited-overs tournaments.’ Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes Ireland should be fast-tracked to full Test status and that the country has the playing and adm(...)

 Kevin O’Brien: yesterday named the international player of the year in the Cricket Ireland awards. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s potential route to the 2019 50-over World Cup in England and Wales looks tougher than ever following the latest International Cricket Counc(...)

England’s Moeen Ali wears wristbands supporting Gaza and Palestine during the third cricket test match against India at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton.   Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Moeen Ali must stop wearing his ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands while playing for England, the International Cricket Council has decided.(...)

 James Anderson  celebrates dismissing Murali Vijay of India during day four of 2nd Investec Test match between England and India at Lord’s . Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson is set to learn tomorrow the date for the full hearing into the allegation that he “abused and pushed” India all-rounder Ravindra Jade(...)

 Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent and former Sussex player Naveed Arif have been charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board under its anti-corruption code, and both men have been provisionally suspended from the sport. Photograph: Clive Gee/PA Wire

Former Sussex players Lou Vincent and Naved Arif have been charged with match-fixing offences by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The ECB announce(...)

Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)

 David Warner of Australia bats during day four of the Second Test match between South Africa and Australia at AXXESS St George’s Cricket Stadium.  Photograph: Morne de Klerk/Getty Images

Australia batsman David Warner has been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after questioning how South Africa worked on the ball(...)

Ed Joyce and Kevin O’Brien leave the pitch with the West Indies players after Wednesday’s victory. Photograph: West Indies Cricket Board.

Coach Phil Simmons could be excused wearing a wider smile than normal as he watched his present side beat his former one on another famous day(...)