Kevin O’Brien has hailed the ICC’s decision to award Ireland Test Cricket status this week.
The decision came earlier this week, as Ireland and Afghanistan were confirmed as the 11th and 12th Full Member countries.
“King Kev” was a guest on Now That’s What I Call Sport this morning- and he praised everyone involved in Irish cricket for getting to where they are today.
“It’s a huge day for Cricket”, O’Brien told Jamie Moore.
“It’s a great credit to where cricket has come from in Ireland and how it’s done in the last eight or ten years on the field.
“And over the last four or five years off the field, the organisation has been 100% committed to trying to get this goal. And it’s here finally!
There is no word yet on who Ireland will face in their opening test match, or where it will take place.
But King Kev’s eyeing up a shot at the ol’ rival to start off with...
“I’d imagine our first test match will be maybe some time next year. It would be great if it was at home.
“Judging by how Lords went in terms of the attendance and a solid game from us (we will play England soon).
“I think if the MCC (Lords Cricket Ground) and ECB (England and Wales Cricket board) have their caps screwed on tightly they might be inviting us over for a test some time soon.