Afghanistan, Ireland get Test Status

Afghanistan and Ireland have received test status from ICC. They have become the 11th and 12th test playing nations. This was approved during the ICC’s AGM which was held in London. In the year 2005 Ireland were runners up in the ICC tournament, to get their maiden World Cup berth. After 2 years they shocked Pakistan on St Patrick’s day in Jamaica and from there on they never looked back by qualifying for the consecutive world cup which they defeated England and West Indies to go ahead and remain competitive with the other test playing nations. They had players like Ed Joyce,William Boyd Rankin has played cricket for both England and Irish. Warren Deutrom the Ireland Chief Exeuctive said that players won’t leave in the future. Continue reading “Afghanistan, Ireland get Test Status”