Cricket Ireland has confirmed a change of date for the Irish Senior Cup Final between Waringstown and Pembroke – the new date will be Saturday 24 August.
While the date and venue for the All-Ireland final was confirmed in April, the subsequent emergence of the Euro T20 Slam has meant that a singular date clash arose where up to five players involved in the Slam would not be able to feature for their club in the Irish Senior Cup Final.
Following a formal request from Pembroke, Cricket Ireland has consulted with both clubs, provincial unions, Cricket Committee and the host venue to confirm that a new date could be facilitated.
Waringstown skipper Greg Thompson has been selected for Belfast Titans, while Andy Balbirnie, Lorcan Tucker and Josh Little are in the Dublin Chiefs squad.
Richard Holdsworth, Performance Director at Cricket Ireland, said: “Given the busy fixture schedule at this time of year, only one reasonable date emerged that suited both clubs and the host venue.
"It is now confirmed that the new date for the Irish Senior Cup Final is Saturday 24 August, with all other details remaining the same.
“Our thanks to the great collaboration between provincial unions, the two clubs involved, The Hills Cricket Club, match officials and Cricket Ireland staff who have responded so quickly to find and confirm the new date.”