Essex Cricket to Host Ireland v Bangladesh in Three ODI Matches


Essex Cricket is delighted to announce that The Cloud County Ground will be hosting three Men’s One Day International (ODI) matches between Ireland and Bangladesh in May 2023.

The Club have worked closely with Cricket Ireland to stage the series in the UK for what will be both sides’ final World Cup Super League fixtures.

While Bangladesh have already qualified for the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup, the ‘Men in Green’ will have a chance to qualify automatically for the global tournament, which will be hosted by India in October.

The series will also build up to a busy summer for Ireland that includes them returning to Chelmsford on 26-28 May for a first-class Tourist match against Essex at Chelmsford before their Test match with England at Lord’s in June.

Essex Cricket Chief Executive, John Stephenson, said, “We are incredibly excited to host Ireland and Bangladesh for this series of Men’s ODI matches.

“The Cloud County Ground has a long-standing history of staging international sides, and we are proud to have been chosen as the host venue in an important series for both sides.

“We look forward to welcoming supporters to Chelmsford and engaging with our local communities to put on a memorable experience for everyone involved.”

World Cup Super League series: Ireland v Bangladesh

• Tuesday 9 May, 10:45am: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 1st Men’s ODI (Chelmsford)
• Friday 12 May, 2pm: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 2nd Men’s ODI (Chelmsford)
• Sunday 14 May, 10:45am: Ireland Men v Bangladesh Men – 3rd Men’s ODI (Chelmsford)

Tickets and hospitality packages for the matches will be on sale via Essex Cricket from 10am on Tuesday 21 March, and we encourage supporters to book their tickets early to avoid disappointment.