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Ireland coach Malan has agreed to extend his contract
Heinrich Malan. Source: bbc.com

Ireland coach Malan has agreed to extend his contract

Ireland men's coach Heinrich Malan has secured a two-year contract extension that would keep him in the role until the middle of 2027.

South African Malan, 43, was appointed to the job in January 2022 on an initial three-year deal.

Malan led Ireland's successful 2022 T20 World Cup campaign in Australia, which featured a victory over England.

Ireland did not qualify for last year's 50-overs World Cup, but they will compete in the T20 World Cup next month, with their first game against India on June 5 in New York.

Malan's rule also saw Ireland's men win their maiden Test, defeating Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi in March.

His contract extension will carry him until Ireland learns whether they have won a spot in the 2027 World Cup, which will be co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

"I am delighted with the extension as it provides the squad and coaching staff a great deal more certainty as we build upon the foundations we have put in place over the last two years," stated Malan.

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