Cricket Ireland will offer professional contracts to some players in the women's national team for the first time after a recommendation was passed at a recent board meeting.
The clash between the tournament's most consistent teams at the Women's World T20 proved predictably entertaining, but ended with a result that few predicted. In front of a crowd of almost 5,000, India recorded a memorable win over tournament favouri
India made a return to the final-four of the Women's World T20 for the first time since 2010, with a comfortable 52-run win over Ireland.
Pakistan scored their highest ever total in the Women's World T20 on the way to a thumping of Ireland, giving themselves the best chance of directly qualifying for the next edition of the tournament.
After rain prevented play in St Lucia on Saturday, the sun baked down in Guyana on Sunday as India and Australia both cemented their places at the top of Group B in the Women's World T20.
The Irish Government, through Sport Ireland, has given a major boost to the Ireland Women's team ahead of its trip to the World T20 tournament in the Caribbean in November.
Cricket Ireland on Monday announced Carrie Archer as the new chair of Women's national selectors, and the appointment of Cathy Murphy as a new selector for women's cricket.
New Zealand Women racked up their second consecutive total of more than 400 as they crushed Ireland by mammoth 306 runs in the second ODI of the three-match series in Dublin on Sunday.