Ireland made to wait for Test debut by day-one wash out
Ireland will not make their historic Test debut until Saturday at the earliest, after day one of their match against Pakistan was washed out.
Persistent rain in Malahide meant the historic first ball, scheduled to be bowled at 11:00 local time on Friday, had to be delayed.
The umpires inspected the pitch throughout the course of the day but, with the weather failing to improve, opted to abandon day one following an assessment of the surface at 15:00.
Ireland were granted full member status by the International Cricket Council last June and will no doubt be disappointed the wait for their first Test outing has been delayed.
Ireland forced to wait to make their men's Test cricket debut, as poor weather rains on their parade and washes out day one of their historic Test against Pakistan in Malahide #IREvPAKpic.twitter.com/yzFBkn01k4-- ICC (@ICC) May 11, 2018