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Ireland retrenchment
Discussion started by Fozzie , 17 December, 2019 10:31
Ireland retrenchment
Fozzie 17 December, 2019 10:31
Ireland have announced that financial constraints have made it necessary to apply some cutbacks to their programme next year. This will include prioritising white ball over red ball, and their sole home Test, against Bangladesh, will now be a T20 match.

I wonder if Paul Sterling may be having second thoughts about his decision?

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Re: Ireland retrenchment
Seaxe_man1 17 December, 2019 16:02
Always looked a gamble.

Re: Ireland retrenchment
dingy bags 18 December, 2019 10:52
What with this and the news about uni games (see other thred), not good signes for re ball cricket. All moving one way in the summer game at the moment.

Re: Ireland retrenchment
adelaide 18 December, 2019 11:55
Not suggesting that he would wish to but if he did (and Middlesex were happy), could Stirling change his mind?


Adelaide

Re: Ireland retrenchment
chunkyinargyll 18 December, 2019 12:07
Probably (in the same way Miguel Cummins has turned his back on West Indies cricket), but once he did there'd be no way back to international cricket with Ireland (well, not without a long qualifying period in which, presumably, he'd be eligible for neither).

Re: Ireland retrenchment
adelaide 18 December, 2019 14:57
Chunky

Cummins had to become a Kolpak, a facility which may not be available for much longer after "Get Brexit Started". I wonder if Stirling, as a citizen of (and born in) the UK, would have to do the same or simply be accepted as a domestic player? Murtagh remains a domestic player though of course he was born in GB, not NI.

Adelaide

Re: Ireland retrenchment
Seaxe_man1 18 December, 2019 21:56
Makes no difference. Both born in the UK. With NI getting Westminster funding, the level of which won't be available elsewhere despite snowflake comment.


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