There's more good news that it looks possible that some of the interprovincial season can be salvaged this year.

Plans are being drawn up for the sides to do battle in August and September.

While the T20 format will take top priority, the governing body isn't ruling out the possibility of 50 overs cricket, especially if restrictions continue to be relaxed in Ireland.

(Leinster Lightning with another trophy)

Talks are ongoing at all levels, with the primary objective being getting Irish players meaningful action.  The Board discussed it at length last week in their monthly talks, while further talks were due to be held today at Union level.

There are of course a number of obstacles currently in the way, with overnight stays a costly exercise given the fact that players would require a room each rather than sharing.

The availability of grounds at weekend is another hurdle, with clubs likely to prioritise club fixtures.

Ireland of course opened the 2019 interpro season in la Manga in Spain, and this could be again an option, allowing the season to be extended.

Of course this would be a very costly operation, with the inaugural games there experiencing significant problems, including the weather and ground dimensions.

Meanwhile, Cricket Leinster confirmed today that their interprovincial operations will be overseen by Simon Dyke, who takes over as Operations Director from Kevin Gallagher in two weeks time.

In conforming the appointment, they stated; "Simon will also be busy in his new capacity overseeing the operations of our interprovincial fixtures with further details expected on this from Cricket Ireland shortly."

A case of watch this space it seems.

Leinster Lightning won the Championship and 50-overs competitions in 2019, taking their haul to 17 titles since the interpros were revamped in 2013.

Northern Knights won the T20 series in 2019, their second title, while the NW Warriors have also won two titles.