Out-of-contract Ireland batsman Ed Joyce is "undecided" on his future at Sussex, according to head coach Mark Davis.
Ireland seamer Tim Murtagh extends his contract with Middlesex, tying him to Lord's until 2018.
Irish cricket receives a major boost with the ICC's decision to grant the Inter-Provincial Championship first-class status.
Ireland lose by nine wickets to Australia in their one-day international in South Africa.
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Ed Joyce admits he felt "extra motivated" as his unbeaten 160 helps Ireland secure a 2-2 draw in the one-day series against Afghanistan.
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