Cricket PNG will again return to Townsville to play their Round 3 Four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup match (I-Cup) match against Ireland followed by 3 T20 matches
PNG, ranked 15th, know that they face a tough Ireland side, ranked 11th, with Ireland undefeated after victories over the United Arab Emirates and Namibia in the first 2 rounds of the ICUP. The HEBOU PNG Barramundis will go into the game with some confidence having defeated their opponents in their last 2 encounters, although both were T20 matches.
All games will be held at Tony Island Stadium(TIS) with FREE entry . The 4 day ICUP match will start Sun 31 January to 3 February starting at 10am through till 5pm.
The T20 matches will be held on Saturday 6th Feb, Sunday 7th Feb and Tues 9th Feb starting at 2pm to 6pm.
The ICC Intercontinental Cup is the ICC’s premier first-class tournament, and is an integral part of the Associate Members’ cricket schedule. The side that wins the ICC Intercontinental Cup 2015-17 round-robin league will play the bottom-ranked Test team on the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings in the ICC Test Challenge in 2018.