Cricket Ireland have refuted allegations that Munster's participation in the 2019 interpro series is in doubt.

There had been a report that a recommendation from the High Performance Committee that Munster would be replaced in the interprovincial structure by an Academy side would be put before the Board this week, but a statement by the governing body described that as "inaccurate".

"There is no recommendation on the future structure of the Inter-Pros from the High Performance Committee at present," read the statement.

"The High Performance Committee has made a recommendation to the Board that the Inter-Pro Structure Working Group meets to consider the current structure and whether improvements can be made ahead of the 2019 season.

"The main intent is to ensure our best young players are playing Inter-Pros and gaining high performance competition more regularly. This is in the direct interests of the international team now and into the future.

"Such a review would, for example, likely examine increasing to four teams the 50-over and 3-day cricket competitions. Within this context, there were some discussions around Munster and the circumstances of their current involvement in the IP20 competition.

"There is no recommendation and no intention to reduce Munsterís involvement at all. It is currently intended that Munster Reds will be part of the IP20 competition in 2019."

The statement went on to say that the review would "seek to ensure that the competition structure is fit for purpose and continues to support Irish cricketís future and provide opportunities for our current and future players."

It also highlights the various changes that have occurred in Irish cricket since the interpros were relaunched in 2013, most notably the granting of Full Member status and the subsequent changes to the ECB eligibility requirements which has seen the number of Irish players plying their trade in county cricket drop.

"The need to increase the standard and professionalism of the Inter-Pros is greater than ever before (and we are concurrently looking to increase the number of fixtures for the Wolves, Academy and Under-19s).

"The review is to look at all aspects and recommend how we can make the competition overall stronger, and the pipeline of talent feeding into the international system.

"Any other possible changes will be considered after the Inter-Pro Structure Working Group meets and considers options. The High Performance Committee has requested Provincial Union and ICA input into this review process."