, officially the Irish Cricket Union
( ), is the governing body
and Northern Ireland
), and oversees the Ireland cricket team
and Ireland women's cricket team
It was officially founded in 1923. Ireland is one of the team's in
of International Cricket Council
who has One Day International
Ireland's greatest cricketing success to date was a victory by
three wickets over Pakistan
in a 2007 Cricket World Cup
group match. This was overshadowed by the sudden death of the
Pakistan Coach Bob Woolmer. Ireland also managed to beat the West
Indies in their prime in 1968 and put in a good performance against
Bangladesh and won in the world cup.
The Irish Cricket Union was dissolved and reformed as a limited company
on 3 February 2008 at its
annual general meeting.
Notable players are JP Bray, William Porterfield (on trial at
Gloucestershire), David Langford-Smith, the O'Brien brothers, Trent
Johnston and Andre Botha.
After the tremendous success at International stage , Cricket
Ireland has applied for Full
from the International Cricket Council
Ireland have recently won the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
and 2009 ICC World
and qualified for 2009 World Twenty20
and 2011 Cricket World Cup
. Being a full
member will allow Ireland to be a permanant One Day International
granting them Test
- Retrieved on 3 November 2008.