Plans are at an advanced stage for an All Ireland Irish Women's Senior Cup competition.

2021 was to see the launch of the inaugural event for women's cricket in the country, with sides set to compete from all the major unions.

The Covid-19 pandemic may see the competition deferred until 2022, but there is still a possibility of a scaled down version taking place at the back end of the season.

Two Leinster sides, plus the NCU and NW champions could face-off similar to what happened in the men's 2020 event.

Cricket Ireland had budgeted 16,300 for the event, although that of course was before the impact of Covid.

The men's version of the Irish Senior Cup began in 1982.