How to get your children to play cricket
Players who want to play for their local team can find it hard to get over the initial hurdle of getting a passport.
However, with the advent of the limited-run games, players can get around this hurdle by playing for their home county.
A limited-term home cricket licence will cost between €400 and €600 and covers the duration of the season, so players can spend more time playing for the team they support.
It will also be worth noting that these games are played on a day-to-day basis, so there are no major financial restrictions.
It’s a bit like being a member of the National Rugby League club and being able to play every home game you want, as long as you’re playing in your local league.
“For the player to be able to concentrate on their cricket, there is no requirement for a passport,” said Ian O’Leary, director of cricket at the Irish Cricket Association.
“The player will just need to take the passport.
The passport will be a passport and they will be able take that to their club and play.”
This could be a huge boon for those who want their family to play in one of the big three codes.
“Cricket is the national sport of Ireland, and it is something we all can relate to and it would be great to see players of all ages and abilities play cricket,” O’Reilly said.
“I know we all love the game of cricket but it is a sport that has to be played by everyone, so for everyone to enjoy it is great.”
In the past few years we have seen more and more kids playing cricket and for them to be getting the chance to play at the highest level and for us to be in a position to do that is a really good thing.
A full list of limited-edition games for the Irish season can be found here.”
We are looking at doing that with our state league, but for us we want to continue to play the game at the top level,” O’mara said.
A full list of limited-edition games for the Irish season can be found here.