Doubt over Australia-India series in Ireland
A proposed one-day series between Australia and India in Northern Ireland in June and July is in danger of being scrapped. The Indian board (BCCI) announced in February three matches would be played in Belfast, but Cricket Australia is still waiting for information about the games.
"We have been discussing with the BCCI about New York, about Toronto and most recently the discussion has been Ireland," Peter Young, a Cricket Australia spokesman, said in the Daily Telegraph. "We are waiting for them to give a written reply as to where we stand."
India, who exited the World Cup after the first stage, initially planned to use the series as preparation for their tour of England in July. Australia's winter is light but 2008 is going to be extremely heavy with a world-record 20 Tests scheduled and around 30 one-day matches. Australia will host India and Sri Lanka in 2007-08 before touring West Indies and Pakistan. When they return they are due to face Bangladesh, India, New Zealand and South Africa.