Ireland now look set to play two Tests in Sri Lanka in a revised schedule next month.

Cricket Ireland had previously announced last month that they would be playing the hosts in a Test from April 18-22, followed by two ODI's.

However, it emerged last week that the 50-over games were being scrapped.

The good news is that they have been replaced by a bonus Test according to reports in the Sri Lankan media.

There is also a date change with the first Test now slated for April 16th-20th, with the second taking place from April 24th-28th - both being held in Galle.

Having played only three Tests since gaining Full Membership in 2017, Ireland now look set to play four in the space of two months!

Their first Test in almost four years is against Bangladesh starting on April 4th, followed by the two Sri Lankan clashes, and ending with a four-day Test against England at Lord's from June 1-4.

There is a downside though in that Ireland wanted the ODI's at the back end of the Sri Lankan tour to serve as preparation for their three World Cup Super League games against Bangladesh in May.

Three wins for Ireland could see them pip South Africa and Sri Lanka for the eighth qualifcation