DUBLIN – Cricket Ireland has today confirmed a change of date for the Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup Final between Waringstown and Pembroke – the new date will be Saturday 24th August 2019.
While the date and venue for the peak All-Ireland club cricket competition was confirmed in April 2019, the subsequent emergence of the Euro T20 Slam has meant that a singular date clash arose where five players involved in the Slam would not be able to feature for their club in the Irish Senior Cup Final. Following a formal request from Pembroke Cricket Club, Cricket Ireland has consulted with both clubs, provincial unions, Cricket Committee and the host venue to confirm that a new date could be facilitated.
Richard Holdsworth, Performance Director at Cricket Ireland, said:
“Given the busy fixture schedule at this time of year, only one reasonable date emerged that suited both clubs and the host venue. It is now confirmed that the new date for the Irish Senior Cup Final is Saturday 24th August, with all other details remaining the same.”
“Cricket Ireland believes, where feasible, Ireland’s premier club cricket competition should ideally feature teams with their best players involved. Accordingly, we have worked quickly with a range of stakeholders within the game to coordinate this new date.”
“However, while this year has an exceptional set of circumstances and we have been fortunate to find a suitable new date, such changes may not be possible in future years. With the growth of T20 franchise cricket competitions around the world, as well as our international commitments as part of the Future Tours Programme and in ICC tournaments, this will likely recur in future years. We will control what we can to avoid foreseen clashes, but there is an increasing likelihood that clubs will be without their senior internationals at various times of the year – including for Finals. This is not a unique challenge faced by Ireland – indeed, every major cricket nation deals with this reality of a global sport with growing opportunities for high profile players around the world.”
“Our thanks to the great collaboration between provincial unions, the two clubs involved, The Hills Cricket Club, match officials and Cricket Ireland staff who have responded so quickly to find and confirm the new date.”
The new details – Clear Currency Irish Senior Cup Final 2019
- Finalists: Waringstown v Pembroke
- Date: Saturday 24th August 2019
- Time: start 11.30am
- Venue: The Hills Cricket Club
- Reserve Date: Sunday 8th September 2019 (no change)
The Final will be livestreamed via Cricket Ireland’s Youtube Channel (details will be shared on Cricket Ireland social media channels).
There is no change to the Clear Currency National Cup Final on 1st September 2019.