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Phil Simmons’s West Indies start a three-Test series against England on Wednesday. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Phil Simmons, current West Indies and former Ireland head coach, believes England have provided a blueprint for the rest of the world as Test cricket (...)

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has entered self-isolation after attending a funeral. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has entered self-isolation after attending a funeral but fast bowler Alzarri Joseph said it would not hamper the t(...)

Paul Stirling made 95 from just 47 deliveries in Ireland’s four-run victory over the West Indies in Grenada.

Ireland 208-7 (20 ovs) (P Stirling 95, K O’Brien 48; DJ Bravo 2-28, S Cottrell 2-37, K Pierre 2-45), West Indies 204-7 (20 ovs) (E Lewis 53, K Pollard(...)

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien in action during the ICC World Cup qualifying Super Sixes game against Afghanistan at Harare Sports Club. Photograph:     Inpho/ICC

Ireland captain William Porterfield has questioned the International Cricket Council’s decision to make the World Cup smaller. Porterfield’s side wil(...)

United Arab Emirates bowler  Muhammad Naveed  celebrates the wicket of Graeme Cremer of Zimbabwe during the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier  at The Harare Sports Club. Photograph: Julian Herbert-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

Ireland have been handed a remarkable lifeline and a chance to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Harare on Friday after the United Arab Emirat(...)

Cricket Ireland are hoping to replace outgoing coach John Bracewell by November. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cricket Ireland performance director Richard Holdsworth intends to find a replacement for outgoing head coach John Bracewell by November. Bracewell i(...)

Head coach John Bracewell is to leave Cricket Ireland at the end of his contract in December. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland will enter the arena of Test cricket with a new head coach after Cricket Ireland announced on Tuesday that John Bracewell’s contract will not (...)

Ireland internationals Ed Joyce and Kevin O’Brien bowl to members of the St Vincent’s College, Castleknock first-year cricket team at the launch of the Cricket Ireland Strategic Plan at  Smithfield Square in Dublin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The latest phase of Cricket Ireland’s top down development of the game will see an increased focus on participation through the club game, with the st(...)

England’s cricket captain Eoin Morgan at a training session ahead of the World Twenty20 final against West Indies at the Eden Gardens stadium, Kolkata, April 1st, 2016. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

It is every aspiring top sports person’s dream to captain their country in a World Cup final, whatever the sport. That dream persists - even if the te(...)

Philips Manager of the Year award winners  Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill with  Philips MD Cel O’Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Without it being groundbreaking, there’s some symmetry to the O’Neills sharing the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award. At the 33rd instalment of(...)

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