Ireland Bowling Coach Rob Cassell is leaving Ireland to take up a role in the Indian Premier League.
The news that the scheduled Test between Ireland and Zimbabwe will not take place in April represents another hammer blow for the players looking to perform at the highest level.
There was some welcome news this week for Cricket Ireland in the form of an increase of funding by Sport Ireland in the annual allocation.
Ireland's scheduled Test against Zimbabwe in April looks to be in serious doubt as the financial headwinds of both countries continue to bite.
A look at how the Irish players performed during the recent six match tour of the Caribbean, where they shared the spoils in the T20 series, but were whitewashed in the ODI's.
Paul Stirling has been named the Irish Independent Sportstar of the Week for his match winning 95 in the recent T20 against the West Indies in Grenada.
 Paul Stirling with John KennyMan of the Match Paul Stirling with John Kenny after the four run win over West Indies
 Andrew Balbirnie with John KennyIreland captain Andrew Balbirnie with John Kenny after the four-run win over West Indies
 Andrew BalbirnieIreland captain Andrew Balbirnie after the four-run win over West Indies
Irish skipper Andy Balbirnie has praised the resilience of his side after they bounced back from an ODI series whitewash to win the first T20I in Grenada.
PAUL STIRLING brought his own heat to the spice island of Grenada with a blistering 95 from 47 balls and it was just enough to give Ireland a nailbiting four-run victory over the West Indies and a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The draws have been made for the first round of both the men's and women's senior challenge cups.
Pakistan Test batsman Faisal Iqbal will be back in the North West this summer after Glendermott announced that they had signed the 38-year old as their overseas player for 2020.
Eglinton wicket-keeper Simon Olphert has joined Brigade for the 2020 season.
Burndennett have brought in West Indian Albert Gopie to replace Salman Ahmed as their overseas amateur for 2020.
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.
Denmark Head Coach Jeremy Bray has praised John Mooney for his exceptional work with his talented young charges ahead of their Malaysian trip.
ANDY BALBIRNIE led from the front with a classy 71 for Ireland in Grenada but there was to be no repeat of the drama of Thursday night as the West Indies eased to a five-wicket victory and a 3-0 clean sweep of the one-day international series.
WHEN William Porterfield is asked what his memories of playing in Grenada are, he replies: “I don’t remember much about the ground because we weren’t there long enough!”
Champions CIYMS will start the defence of their Robinson Services Premier League crown with an away day trip to Stormont to face CSNI.
Fox Lodge have completed the signing of Darnell McCallum for the 2020 season.