Ireland granted "Test" status in cricket

Afghanistan have also been promoted

BY Newstalk 17:17 Thursday 22 June 2017, 17:17 22 Jun 2017

Ireland celebrate. Image: ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Ireland have finally become a Test cricket nation after years of campaigning. 

They've been awarded full-member status by the International Cricket Council - as have Afghanistan.

The decision's been expected for some time - after the ICC set out an application process for second-tier countries earlier this year.

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