Ireland granted "Test" status in cricket

Afghanistan have also been promoted

Ireland granted "Test" status in cricket

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.