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Ireland set to 'host' South Africa for white-ball series in Abu Dhabi

Ireland are set to "host" the Proteas for two T20Is and three ODIs in Abu Dhabi in late September and October, the cricket board has confirmed.

Cricket Ireland confirmed their fixture list for the home summer with the matches in Abu Dhabi described as a "creative" way to help overcome "current infrastructure constraints" by chief executive Warren Deutrom.

The Proteas were initially due to tour Ireland for three ODIs and three T20Is in July but it is now the second successive away series against Ireland that South Africa will play on neutral ground, after Cricket Ireland moved two T20Is to Bristol in England in 2022.

Ireland will also host a home men's Test match for the second time in their history in July, when they take on Zimbabwe in Stormont.

Deutrom said: "This fixture schedule attempts to strike a balance of competitive, high-quality cricket across multiple formats whilst addressing the challenges we face with respect to our current infrastructure constraints.

"While we work on longer-term solutions for some of these challenges - most notably continuing to advocate to Government for the proposed permanent stadium - we know we'll have to explore ways to creatively increase our capacity to host an ever-increasing schedule in the short term."

Ireland 'home' fixtures:


July 25-29 - Test match vs Zimbabwe (Stormont)
September 27, 29 - T20Is vs South Africa (Abu Dhabi)
October 2, 4, 7 - ODIs vs South Africa (Abu Dhabi)


August 11, 13 - T20Is vs Sri Lanka (Pembroke)
August 16, 18, 20 - ICC Women's Championship ODIs vs Sri Lanka (Stormont)
September 7, 9, 11 - ICC Women's Championship ODIs vs England (Stormont)
September 14, 16, 17 - T20Is vs England (Clontarf)

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