Ireland inter-provincial T20 fixtures, teams and live streaming details

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The 2021 edition of Cricket Ireland’s (CI) inter-provincial T20 tournament is about to kickstart on June 18. The four-team competition will see Leinster Lightning, Northern Knights, North-West Warriors and Munster Reds lock horns for domestic T20 supremacy in Ireland.

Cancelled mid-way through last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inter-provincial T20 will resume this season with extra anticipation about the fixtures, which will aid Ireland players’ preparation towards the T20 World Cup later in the year.

The tournament follows a simple round-robin format, with each team facing the other thrice – making it Ireland’s biggest domestic competition in terms of matches. The top team after three rounds of matches is declared the winner.

When it first started back in 2013, Ireland inter-provincial T20 included only the three main provinces – Leinster, North-West and Northerns – before Munster were included in the competition four years back.

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Inter-provincial T20

Ireland inter-provincial T20 kickstarts on June 18 in Dublin

Ireland inter-provincial T20 fixtures, teams and live streaming details

As is the case with Ireland’s first-class and List A cricket scene, the T20 tournament is also dominated by the Leinster Lightning, who have won the inter-provincial trophy as many as five times. And though North-West Warriors have clinched the title once, Northern Knights and Muster Reds are yet to get on board.

To address the dwindling competition levels across formats, Ireland earlier this year adopted a drafting procedure for their competitions, aiming to ensure that the best 44 Ireland domestic players are able to turn out for their teams in a particular round of games.

It was a much-needed change, with Ireland’s limited-overs fortunes on the wane for a while: they, quite tellingly, failed to make it through to the 2019 World Cup in the UK and hardly boast of as strong a muscles they once did to at least compete against proper sides.

Ireland inter-provincial T20 fixtures, teams and live streaming details

Dates and Venues:

June 18 – Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds (Dublin)
Northern Knights vs North-West Warriors (Dublin)

June 19 – Leinster Lightning vs Northern Knights (Dublin)
Munster Reds vs North-West Warriors (Dublin)

June 20 – Leinster Lightning vs North-West Warriors (Dublin)
Northern Knights vs Munster Reds (Dublin)

June 25 – Northern-West Warriors vs Northern Knights (Bready)
Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds (Bready)

June 26 – North-West Warriors vs Munster Reds (Bready)
Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning (Bready)

June 27 – Norther-West Warriors vs Leinster Lightning (Bready)
Northern Knights vs Munster Reds (Bready)

Sept 17 – Northern Knights vs North-West Warriors (N/A)
Leinster Lightning vs Munster Reds (N/A)

Sept 18 – Northern Knights vs Leinster Lightning (N/A)
North-West Warriors vs Munster Reds (N/A)

Sept 19 – Northern Knights vs Munster Reds (N/A)
Leinster Lightning vs North-West Warriors (N/A)

Live streaming and Where To Watch

Cricket Ireland youtube channel