Ireland announce West Indies ODI and tri-series schedule

Ireland will face England, New Zealand and Bangladesh in May next year Getty Images/Sportsfile

Ireland have announced an ODI against West Indies against in September next year and have also confirmed the schedule for the tri-series in May involving New Zealand and Bangladesh.

West Indies will play their match on September 13 ahead of the one-day series against England later that month. It will be the first time they have met since Ireland beat West Indies by four wickets in Nelson during the 2015 World Cup.

It will also bring Phil Simmons, the former Ireland coach who is now in charge of West Indies, back to face his former charges.

"I'm really looking forward to bringing the West Indies team to Ireland," said Simmons. "I had eight great years there as coach and made some lasting friendships as well as winning trophies. It should be a tough contest and Irish conditions will be ideal in helping our preparations for England."

The tri-series in May will be part of the preparation for New Zealand and Bangladesh ahead of the Champions Trophy.

Ireland take on Bangladesh in the first game on May 12 before facing New Zealand two days later.

New Zealand and Bangladesh go head-to-head on May 17, with Ireland playing Bangladesh for a second time on May 19.

Ireland's final game is against New Zealand on May 21, with the last game in the series between New Zealand and Bangladesh taking place on May 24.

Ireland will begin their 2017 season with a two-match series against England with matches at Lord's and Bristol.