Cricket Ireland chiefs are to consider a proposal to host as many as three T20 interpro festivals next year as part of their plans to attempt to improve Irish rankings in the format.

Cricket Leinster hosted the hugely successful inaugural festival at Pembroke in July and won praise from all quarters.

Munster Reds coach Ted Williamson was delighted at the chance to work with players over a few days rather than a few hours and this was reflected in improved performances with victories against NW Warriors and eventual champions Leinster Lightning.

Each of the main three Unions could be given the opportunity to host a festival each, with Bready the front-runner in the NW, North Down/Waringstown possibilities in the NCU and Pembroke the obvious choice in Leinster.

However, a proposal to host one of the three festivals in La Manga could also be considered, although the Spanish centre is favourite to host a 50-over interpro week in April ahead of the new season.

This would serve as the perfect warm-up for a busy May period, with an ODI tri-series with West Indies and Bangladesh, plus a series against Afghanistan announced on Thursday.

The Cricket Ireland Board is scheduled to meet on Wednesday and listen to various recommendations on the composition of the interprovincial series moving forward.