There is a boost for players looking to break into the senior Ireland ranks with the news that Ireland Wolves are lining up a major series against Namibia.

It is hoped to play as many as eight white-ball fixtures against Namibia, with the likely destination being South Africa.

It's uncertain if South Africa will be persuaded to include their A side to make it a tri-series, but details are expected to be announced shortly.

It's a very welcome development as any Wolves tour was in serious doubt given Cricket Ireland's precarious financial position.

However, following Ireland's cancelled senior tour to Sri Lanka, money in the budget is believed to have been freed up allowing the tour to proceed.

Namibia will use the eight matches as preparation for their ongoing World Cricket ODI League campaign. They are currently in third place behind USA and Scotland.

Ireland are likely to include those contracted players who missed out on action in the West Indies, and may also opt to include one or two senior players to support young Wolves skipper Harry Tector,