Ireland are optimistic talks will lead to them facing England in a Test match at Lord's after their ICC admission.
Ireland and Afghanistan are awarded Test status by the International Cricket Council.
Leinster Lightning have taken a first innings lead over the Northern Knights in their Inter-Provincial Championship match
A brilliant unbeaten innings of 119 by James McCollum rescues Northern Knights on day one of their inter-provincial against Leinster Lightning.
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